P. Clarkson and D. Challis
Community Care, July 15th-21st 2004, p.38-39
The single assessment process for older people is intended to avoid duplication and promote an efficient response to needs. The article reports research showing that effective integration of assessment practices between health and social care will require joint structures which provide incentives for collaboration as well as the breaking down of professional barriers.
The Guardian, July 29th 2004, p.4
The number of octogenarians is set to treble over the next half a century and reach nearly 7 million in the early 2050s when the last of the baby boomers generations pass their 80th birthday.
(See also: The Daily Telegraph, July 29th 2004, p.1)