Life expectancy stagnating despite warning signs

Adam Saville
Life expectancy stagnating despite warning signs

Slowdown linked to austerity and NHS neglect, academics argue

Following news that the life expectancy gap between England's richest and poorest has widened, academics are now demanding an inquiry into whether the 'stalling' life expectancy rate is a direct result from neglect by the Department of Health and Social Care of the NHS and social care services, The Guardian has reported. Considered "one of the biggest slowdowns [in life expectancy improvements] for both sexes since the 1980s" by academics, they have also questioned the decision to push up the...

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