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Help the Aged accuses NHS of discrimination

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: (Published 09 March 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:564
  1. Lynn Eaton
  1. London

    Half (51%) of the United Kingdom's population believes that older people are being treated as if they are on the scrapheap, a survey by Help the Aged and National Opinion Poll has found.

    The survey results come as the charity, in partnership with British Gas, launched its “Scrap It” campaign to expose and challenge age discrimination.

    Help the Aged has also produced a report highlighting the age discrimination that older people face in the public services, including the NHS. …

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