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NHS in England gets anti-ageism champion

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.321.7270.1178/d (Published 11 November 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:1178
  1. Judy Jones
  1. London

    A national director of older people's services is to tackle ageism in the NHS in England. Ministers promised steps to eliminate ageist attitudes and practices in health care after the charity Age Concern protested that some doctors were deciding not to resuscitate seriously ill elderly people without consulting patients and their families.

    The new director is Ian Philp, professor of health …

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