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Monday 24th October 2016

The end of age discrimination in the NHS

23rd October 2009

Health secretary Andy Burnham has pledged that the NHS will outlaw age discrimination in the provision of treatment and care from 2012.

The announcement comes after an investigation by Sir Ian Carruthers, the chief executive of NHS South West, after a spate of ageism claims against health services. It also coincides with a poll suggesting half of doctors who care for the elderly believe the NHS is “institutionally ageist” and that older stroke patients receive less care than younger counterparts.


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