BMA launches guide to ageism in NHS

first_imgBMA launches guide to ageism in NHSOn 1 Jul 2003 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. An online guide for health professionals and the public on how the body ageshas been launched by the British Medical Association (BMA). The guide is intended to address concerns about ageism in the NHS byproviding clear information on health and ageing. It will look at a range of areas, such as advice on counteracting thephysical changes that come with ageing, mental health, degenerative braindiseases, cardiovascular health, stroke, cancer and diabetes. Other areas covered include joint, ligament and bone disorders, hearing andsight impairments, sexual health, nutrition, respiratory conditions, care ofthe elderly, health services for the elderly and long-term care. BMA Council chairman, Dr Ian Bogle, said: “I think it is sometimes thecase that older people get poorer care and do not get considered for treatmentthat could help them. This is partly a result of ageism and partly as a resultof the huge pressure in the system.” last_img read more