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Why did no one foresee these problems years ago?

The scandal of ageism in the NHS must end
As demography changes our society, the institutions and services we rely on must also change to meet the needs of an older population. Nowhere is this truer than in healthcare.
By Paul Burstow, Care Services Minister

In 1948, when the NHS was formed, a person’s life expectancy was a shade over 65. Hospitals were geared to treat infectious disease, industrial accidents and emergency cases.

Your chance to ask Andrew Lansley a question on Health

Ask Andrew Lansley your questions

March 4, 2011

Independent journalist Sharon Alcock will be putting your questions to Health Secretary Andrew Lansley on Monday, March 7, between 7pm and 8pm.

You can watch the Q&A live on the British Medical Association (BMA) website.

Questions can be submitted in advance on Twitter using the hashtag #lansleylive or the BMA’s Facebook page.

You can also email questions to the BMA.

>> More information about the Q&A

http://healthandcare.dh.gov.uk/ask-andrew-lansley-your-questions/

VALUABLE service for families with disabled children has been thrown a lifeline thanks to a government grant.

Parents of disabled are thrown a lifeline
Calderdale parents and carers council gets cash.

Published on Sun Mar 06 12:00:26 GMT 2011

A VALUABLE service for families with disabled children has been thrown a lifeline thanks to a government grant.

Calderdale Parents’ and Carers’ Council, based at Hanson Lane Enterprise Centre, Halifax, has been awarded £21,640 from the Department of Health’s Financial Assistance Fund, which supports charities who would not otherwise have survived to the end of the financial year.

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