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The impact of increasing demand on NHS services

The impact of increasing demand on NHS services

As you can see, people are generally living longer, and a significant number of people are reaching the age of 85.

That said, there are lots of health inequalities in our society and a significant number of people living with one or more long-term health conditions.

Knowing this is important because the Department of Health and Social Care states that ‘around 70% of the total health care spend in England is attributed to caring for people with long-term conditions’. Also, ‘people with long-term conditions account for 50% of all GP appointments’.

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