A review of age discrimination in primary and community health care, secondary health care, mental health care and social care services in the United Kingdom

Document type
Literature review
Corporate author(s)
Centre for Policy on Ageing (London, England)
Publisher
Centre for Policy on Ageing
Date of publication
1 January 2010
Series
CPA briefings
Subject(s)
Older Adults, Health Services
Collection
Social welfare
Material type
Reports

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The Centre for Policy on Ageing (CPA) carried out a series of five literature based reviews in 2007 and 2009, commissioned by the Department of Health, to look for evidence of age discrimination in health and social care services in the United Kingdom. The reviews looked at the costs and benefits of age discrimination legislation and at evidence of discrimination in primary and community health care, secondary health care, mental health care and social care. The reviews support the Department of Health policy of eradicating age discrimination in the context of the European Commission Draft Directive (July 2008) – COM (2008) 426 and the introduction in the UK Parliament of the Equality Bill in April 2009, and related secondary legislation setting out details of the new age discrimination ban in the provision of goods and services.