Spotlight on ageism in the health service
With research suggesting the health service may be ageist, staff are urged to look at their own approach
The ageing population has had a remarkable effect on the care that the NHS needs to provide, whether it is coping with rising hospital admissions or coordinating services for people who often have multiple long-term conditions.
people say they have experienced age discrimination in medical settings
(Source: Lancet Public Health)
Changing demographics have led to a host of new initiatives. Specialist frailty units have been set up in many hospitals, NHS England has developed a toolkit to help GPs manage frailty in the community and the emphasis on moving care out of hospitals is largely driven by the desire...
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