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New Report - Ageing: Science, Technology and Healthy Living

The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee has published a report called 'Ageing: Science, Technology and Healthy Living'. The Report finds that the Government is not on track to achieve its mission of five extra years of healthy living by 2035.

The report makes a number of key recommendations to Government:

- The Government must set out a plan for reducing health inequalities over the next Parliament.
- All older patients should have a designated clinician. This clinician would have oversight of the patient’s care as a whole, and should coordinate activity across multidisciplinary teams in health and social care.
- It states the Government should implement a concerted and coordinated set of national policies to support healthy ageing, including: regulatory and fiscal measures, actively to encourage people to adopt lifestyles that support healthy ageing; increasing the reach of the NHS Health Check to those in disadvantaged groups who will benefit the most.
- It also states the Government’s policies should work with local authorities on the funding of local services, housing and infrastructure to encourage and facilitate healthier living across the life-course, including the necessary services to maintain health and independence in old age.
- The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care should produce a cross-government strategy which clearly states how the Government plans to achieve the Ageing Society Grand Challenge mission by 2035.

The report is available at the following link-
Ageing: Science, Technology and Healthy Living