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MDUK responds to government blueprint for NHS and social care reform

11 February 2021

The government has revealed details of its proposed shake-up of the NHS and social care in England, which it hopes will make specialised health care, community-based health services and social care “more integrated, more innovative and responsive”.

Responding to the news, Robert Burley, Director of Campaigns, Care and Support at Muscular Dystrophy UK, said:

“This has potential for improving the care of people with muscle-wasting conditions. Increased collaboration and integration of specialist healthcare, community-based care and social care teams can only be a good thing, especially because people living with muscle-wasting conditions need timely support from a range of healthcare and social care providers.

MDUK hopes that this announcement will facilitate a landscape that allows for the creation of more regional NHS neuromuscular clinical networks, so that everyone with a muscle-wasting condition receives strengthened specialist and community care.”

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