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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Five Year Forward View of the NHS - you must be joking

The top honcho in the UK's NHS has just published his look to the future that lists what needs to happen to the UK's health service.

As was commented about in the sunday papers, it was an odd choice of imagery to use on the front cover. The way forward for the health service is all about dealing with an ageing population rather than the smoochy photo of a young baby in the safe arms of the caring nurse.

It was interesting to note that the report contained nothing about the impact of the changing UK demographics and only one mention of ageing.

The failings of the NHS and the care system to respond to the demands of the UK's older population is going to be a bonanza for private companies catering for the wealthy older person. Dick Stroud

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