Old Habits Die Hard: Tackling age discrimination in health and social care

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The government is making new moves to combat age discrimination. But, according to this report, managers in the NHS and social care organisations lack practical tools for the job.

Instead, they feel unsure about how to identify age discrimination in practice, and are uncertain whether age-related policies and practices are justifiable.

This publication draws on a telephone survey of 75 senior managers in hospitals, primary care groups, community trusts and social services departments.

From this, Old Habits Die Hard argues that the government's objective of eradicating ageist practices from the NHS will not be achieved unless local managers are given more help.

This report provides guidance on practical ways to implement policies designed to prevent age discrimination.