Plan to end age discrimination in NHS is launched

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 31 March 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:751
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

    The first national plan to end age discrimination in the NHS and improve the quality of care provided for older people was launched this week by the Department of Health.

    The National Service Framework for Older People gives a frank acknowledgement that the NHS has been riddled with discrimination against older people in the past and confirms the government's commitment to tackle it head-on to raise standards in the clinical and social care provided for older people.

    At the heart …

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