AS: Ageing Britain

How relevant is this?! Front page of The Guardian today:

Loneliness ‘forces older people into hospitals’ and strains services, say senior doctors

Call for community support and recognition of the effects of isolation, which is becoming a ‘major health concern’

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/feb/01/loneliness-forces-older-people-into-hospitals-and-strains-services-say-senior-doctors

Ageing Britain: two-fifths of NHS budget is spent on over-65s

Data produced for the Guardian shows how health spending is split across age groups, with costs set to rise as people live longer:

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/feb/01/ageing-britain-two-fifths-nhs-budget-spent-over-65s

 

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