A radical redesign of services for the 21st century

Publication:  Health Service Journal
Reference:  3 April 2014

In 1948, just over half of the population lived longer than 65 years; today, more than 85 per cent of us live at least that long and by 2030 one in five of us will be over 65. But our health and care services have failed to keep up with this dramatic demographic success story.

Too often, NHS services are still designed around single diseases. And too many older people end their lives in hospital, when they are consistently rated worse than hospices and other end of life care settings by family members for treating their loved ones with dignity and respect.

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