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Preventive measures should become the focus of the NHS


If the BMA could come up with a good business plan that would allow GDP to be maintained, bearing in mind that there 'could' be a reduction in NHS and Social Care costs, then the government may start to listen. However even if most people become fit and happy with low body fat, they still die in the end and this natural process is by no means guaranteed to be quick. People will still develop chronic disease, but at a later age. What is more worrying is that if the increased number of elderly people are not working delivering GDP, the increased cost of pensions alone would be massive. With the advent of more robotics / computers replacing jobs and incomes dropping it is unlikely there will be jobs for the elderly to do. Difficult to make a good business case. Life is not ideal.

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05 May 2017

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