Short-term thinking exacerbates the dysfunctional relationship between health, housing and care.

Grey Pride issues

  • In 2012-13, patients spent 833,000 days longer in hospital than necessary because of delayed transfers.
  • 50% of medics said delayed transfers were worse now than a year ago.
  • 57% of older people living in care homes do not have access to all the NHS services that they may require.

What should happen

  • Fully integrate health and care.
  • Clear guidance to Health and Wellbeing Boards explaining their remits and ensure housing plays a significant role.
  • Abolish retainer fees charged to care homes by GPs.

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