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Dignity for older patients

31st May 2006

Doctors and other NHS staff in England will be subject to closer scrutiny to ensure they are treating older patients with greater dignity and respect the government announced.

It intends to make dignity for older people a priority and is asking the Healthcare Commission to expand its inspections to include dignity. Unveiling the second five year phase of its national service framework for older people Health minister Liam Byrne said that they would be asking nurses, doctors, and newly appointed older people's champions to join together to make dignity in care a priority.

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