Many experts think the Jean Bishop Integrated Care Center in Hull may be the future for older people with complex health needs in the UK. Opened five years ago as a one-stop shop for frail older people that brings together doctors, physical therapists, social workers and other professionals under one roof, it allows a patient to see a number of clinicians, have diagnostic tests if needed, and receive a personalized care plan — all free of charge. It could lead to substantial savings for the health service and local government while allowing patients more control over their care. "The future of health care is as much about what happens out of the hospital, as what happens in it," says Helen Whately, the lawmaker responsible for social care.

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