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Impact of ‘ageing time bomb’ on the NHS, in numbers

The percentage of people in the UK over 65 years old will increase by 250% by 2035, drastically altering the UK’s demographic make-up.

For the NHS, it’s a time-bomb waiting to happen, with a £30 billion NHS funding gap and an extra 6.2 million hospital bed days needed by 2022; that’s just seven years away...

Ageing population and the NHS
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