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NHS crisis: Not a hospital problem but a community one

Health is affected by many factors

A relative of mine in Chesterfield received excellent care from both the NHS and social care at the height of the winter pressures earlier this year. She and her family were treated with expertise, compassion and dignity. It reminded me that these services require good organisation and adequate resources; but they also need good people.

I don’t imagine much more can be done to prepare for winter at this stage. Despite the best efforts, NHS friends predict that there will be a crisis in the next few months, its…

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