- Access to health and social care needed by older people
In January this year, the British Geriatrics Society published a statement about the rights of older people to health and social care. BASRaT supported this statement – our members see the impact of the crisis in health and social care on older people every day.
This statement was published with the hope that this winter things would be different. Unfortunately, this is not the case. Not enough has changed over the last year and we are worried that this winter will be just as bad as the last for older people and the healthcare professionals caring for them.
The British Geriatrics Society have refreshed their call for action and the steps that must be taken, and we again lend our support. We cannot continue like this. View the BGS Statement here.