A radical rethink of care: report from the Parliamentary Committee on Health

5674934647_17ed82f7a7_oDr Jackie Morris is currently Dignity Champion for the British Geriatrics Society, and a Trustee of the British Institute of Human Rights.

On 23 February, I attended a meeting of the Parliamentary Committee for Health on behalf of the BGS; this particular meeting focused on the challenge of delivering high quality, integrated and compassionate care for older people.

During, the meeting (chaired by Baroness Masham of Ilton), we heard from a varied panel of speakers including Lord Warner, Professor Martin Green, Roy James (President of the Association of Adult Social Services), Caroline Abrahams (Charity Director of Age UK), and Helen Birtwhistle (Director of External Affairs at the NHS Confederation).

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