Older People and the NHS

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2015 National Retired Members Conference
2 June 2015
Carried as Amended

Conference is concerned to note that, as a result of a United Nations Directive, services provided for older people within the National Health Service may have to be curtailed as more resources are given to people who are under 34 years of age. This will happen unless more resources are put into the NHS to enable it to both comply with the Directive and maintain or indeed enhance current services provided to older people.

Conference is further concerned to note that NHS Services are under threat as a result of more privatisation that will take place if the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is introduced in this country.

Conference instructs the National Retired Members Committee and requests the National Executive Council to:

1. Campaign for the allocation of more resources to the NHS to meet the United Nations Directive and to maintain/enhance current services provided to older people; and

2. Continue to campaign against TTIP