Authorities in the UK are considering introducing a National minimum standard for elderly care to allow the elderly people to move easily across the UK.
Health Secretary Andrew Lansley is expected to release a white paper on Wednesday to introduce a minimum national standard for the elderly patients. The move will ensure that the elder patients get a minimum care anywhere in the UK.
UK Prme Minister David Cameron and Lansley are set to announce in a new report that the government will provide around £12.5 million a year to make sure that elderly people who move, continue to get access to care pending a re-assessment by their adopted local authority.
The report is expected to announce that the government has accepted, in principle, a review by Andrew Dilnot, an Oxford economist, which proposes a £1.7bn scheme for funding long-term care. The PM believes that the government is unable to fund the scheme fully in the next spending round in 2014.
The report on Wednesday will introduce a national minimum eligibility threshold for elderly care as well as new rules on "portability" to make it easier for elderly people to move within the UK.
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