Health and Social Care

By Mark Conrad | April 21, 2017

Councils could face fresh wave of bed-blocking fines

Councils could face fresh wave of bed-blocking fines

Councils are facing a fresh risk of NHS fines for ‘bed-blocking’ as health bodies struggle to hit new Treasury targets to reduce deficits.

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