NHS Operating Framework 2012/13 prioritises dementia

Operating Framework for the NHS in England 2012/13

Operating Framework for the NHS in England 2012/13

Dementia has been made a high level priority for action in the recently published Operating Framework for the NHS in England 2012/13. The Framework, which is an annual publication outlining priority areas for action in the NHS states that anyone working with people with dementia must be properly trained and that people with dementia must have one point of contact who can coordinate all their health and social care needs.

The Operating Framework for the NHS in England 2012/13 describes the national priorities, system levers and enablers needed for NHS organisations to maintain and improve the quality of services provided, while delivering transformational change and maintaining financial stability.

It sets out the practical steps that need to be taken to carry the NHS through a strong and stable transition over the next year, maintaining high quality standards and financial grip, as the NHS moves towards the new modernised system envisaged in Liberating the NHS.

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