Briefing: the health and care of older people in England 2015

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Jill Mortimer and Marcus Green

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This report presents the latest authoritative data on older people's health and care needs and the provision of health and care services in England. We analyse the degree to which these needs are being met by health and care services.
The population in England is ageing and with this comes a rising prevalence of people with multiple health conditions. Many of these are preventable or manageable, but there are concerns that funding for health and care services is not keeping pace with the changes and the system is not providing the right care at the right time in the right place for many older people. This report examines trends in funding, provision and the use of health and care services to investigate whether the health and care system is meeting the needs of older people in England.


Older People, Public Policy, Well Being, Health and Caregiving