‘Health MOTs’ planned for people aged 65 and over arriving at A&E in England

‘Health MOTs’ planned for people aged 65 and over arriving at A&E in England

NHS head to announce upfront tests to identify underlying conditions in hope of reducing hospital overcrowding

People aged 65 and over arriving at A&E in England who appear frail will soon receive a “health MOT at the front door”, the head of the NHS will pledge.

A&E units must start giving everyone that age a battery of tests to see if they are frail or have any other underlying condition and then arrange whatever care they may need.

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