'100,000 terminally ill 'do not get proper palliative care'

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'100,000 terminally ill 'do not get proper palliative care'

The Palliative Care Funding Review has found that nearly 100,000 people do not have their end-of-life care needs met under present systems. It concluded that a new "fair and transparent" funding system where the money is linked to the individual patient would save millions of pounds and better serve individuals. The review proposes a "fair and transparent" funding system where the money for care is linked to the individual patient based on an initial assessment of their needs combined with other factors, such as their age and capabilities. The system would guarantee funding regardless of where patients live and whether they are in a care home, hospital or in their own home. The NCPC and other leading health charities have urged the gorvernment to implement it, calling it a "fair funding mechanism". We want to hear your thoughts. Information about the review here: http://palliativecarefunding.org.uk/

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