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UK will miss healthy ageing targets without urgent action, inquiry concludes

BMJ 2021; 372 doi: (Published 15 January 2021) Cite this as: BMJ 2021;372:n125
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

The UK government will miss key targets to improve healthy ageing unless it acts now to tackle “stark” inequalities in healthy life expectancy, a House of Lords inquiry has concluded.1

In a report published on 15 January the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee concluded that new science had the potential to delay the onset of age related disease and improve healthy ageing to the benefit of individuals, the NHS, and society. But while it noted that the UK was a world leader in drug development and in technologies, with promising advances, the inquiry found that this had yet to translate …

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