Social care is ageist – and the new NHS plan doesn’t even try to fix it | Frances Ryan

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The 10-year plan must address the damaging generational divide, foster fair funding and devise a way to share the burden

“We are taking a big step to secure the future of the NHS for our children and their children,” Theresa May told an audience in Liverpool on Monday as she launched the NHS 10-year plan. May’s emphasis on generations of NHS users may be cliched political rhetoric – the children, as they say, are our future – but by pitching public services as a deal between the generations, she quite unintentionally landed on something important.

This country’s health and care system is currently riddled with a damaging generational divide, one that manifests itself in anything from a deficit in joined up services to outright bad feeling.

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