Commenting on ONS stats for Health state life expectancies, UK: 2014 to 2016Janet Morrison, Chief Executive of Independent Age, the older people’s charity, says:

“There remain deep-rooted health inequalities across the UK. It is deeply concerning that people in some parts of the country can still expect to have over fifteen years more good health than people living elsewhere, while overall increases in life expectancy are slowing down. It is imperative that the reasons for these persistent health inequalities are understood and addressed, to ensure that older age is not just about living longer, but having a good quality of life in older age, no matter where in the UK you live.”

 

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