Not sure if this is anything to do with cutbacks or just ineptness and I apologise if it's a bit of an indulgent thought for today on my part but we as a society are really shit at looking after our old folk.
Care Home residents denied basic GP serviceshttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-17264349
Martin Green, from the English Community Care Association, a group representing the owners of care homes, believes up to one third of residents could be missing out on the full range of GP services they are entitled to.
"There is really bad practice out there. We have got to get out of the habit of saying 'there's some good practice'," he told BBC Radio 5 live.
"There are islands of good practice in a sea of bad practice. If you are paid to do a job, you should be doing it.
"If we had better quality of care, then older people wouldn't get into crisis and end up in A&E."