Healthy prospects for UK’s ageing population

Older people are healthier and are living longer according to a report launched by the Prime Minister.

The report, Better Health in Old Age, was written by professor Ian Philip, national director for older people’s health.

The fact that people are healthier in old age is a major factor behind considerations regarding the raising of the statutory retirement age.

Key findings of the report

– Older people are healthier and more active than ever

– Older people are more likeliy to stop smoking and to take advantage of helath screening and immunisation

– Services for older people are improving.

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