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Plans to tackle ageism

22nd June 2011

New measures to tackle the problems of elderly people suffering worse treatment than younger people on the NHS are being devised by the government and health watchdogs.

Proposals are set to include measures that make age discrimination illegal through to carrying out spot checks on hospital wards where older people are treated. A key change will come into effect next April and was a provision of Labour’s flagship Equality Act and will outlaw age discrimination in the provision of health services.

 

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