The NHS is more fragmented than ever

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The Coalition government’s NHS reforms have resulted in a degree of complexity never seen before. The reforms have also extended the use of competition by requiring many services to be put out to tender and giving the OFT a role in reviewing proposed mergers between NHS providers.

Both the organisation of care and how it is provided have become more fragmented as result. Is it therefore credible for Jeremy Hunt and Norman Lamb to argue that care needs to be integrated to meet the needs of older people and others with complex needs?

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