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Charity speaks out for dignity in care

Charity speaks out for dignity in care
23rd June 2008

Help the Aged has said it welcomes news of plans to measure nursing quality for compassion of care.

The charity has stressed the importance of the link between quality of care and the dignity of patients.

It has stated that news of the secretary of state's "recognition" of the need to measure quality of care, rather than merely patient numbers, is to be welcomed.

Senior policy officer at Help the Aged Charlotte Potter asserted that the charity has been campaigning for a long time on the need to evaluate quality of care in relation to patient dignity.

Ms Potter said: "Patients, in particular older people, cite dignity as a primary area of concern for them when accessing healthcare."

Earlier this month, survey findings released by Help the Aged suggested that 59 per cent of people intend to vote for a political party that prioritises social care for older people at the next election.

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