Care Act 1990

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The 1990 NHS and Community Care Act came into force to make new policy and arrangement in healthcare services to establish National Health Service trust and for managing better processes of providing services. At the end of June 1990, the Bill introducing the National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990 received the Royal Ascent (Davies, 1991, p. 17). Introducing community care service to the people for ensuring the entitlement of health and social care provision. Especially considering care for vulnerable groups, making the right decision plays important role in this act. Affected by problems of ageing, mental illness, mental handicap or physical or sensory disability need to be able to live in their own homes, or in ‘home’ setting…show more content…
Patient with critical condition need to be considered as they need to be closely monitor by health professionals in the hospital. The Consultation document ‘Care in the Community’ (DHSS, 1981) made several suggestions for moving people who do not need nursing care out of long -stay hospital (Social Policy and Social Welfare, 1983). By limiting services, NHS is trying to increase its care to what it may be refer as ‘treatment’. Giving priorities to both conditions are necessary but doing this by choosing the right environment and what is best for patient is more important. In family members, it might affect elderly people that might require help such as nursing care. As this act was introduced in healthcare setting to help those vulnerable by supplying healthcare service in the community. This enables people to be in the community like home where they can live comfortably and make choice about the way they live and receive the care. In hospital setting, patient will be assessed on their needs and it will act upon decision made by the team. Health- Care Planning Teams are multidisciplinary working parties of officers set up in each District to analyse and assess the needs of the health services (Davies, 1991, p. 9). Decisions made by professionals in the health care environment are doctors, nurses, occupational therapist, physiotherapist and dietician etc. in the hospital. This is assessed as someone that might require help after his or her discharge, by putting patient into right community like nursing home and residential home

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