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by Bethany Simmonds
26th November 2021

Based on Ageing and the Crisis in Health and Social Care: Global and National Perspectives by Bethany Simmonds, this policy briefing covers key messages and policy recommendations around innovative, alternative health and social care and the public inquiry into the UK government’s handling of the pandemic. 

The COVID-19 pandemic hit after a decade of austerity, when health and social care services in the UK were not able to provide good quality care or dignity to older people. Health and social care were already in crisis and susceptible to underperforming when any pressures were exerted on the system — for instance, a pandemic.

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Ageing and the Crisis in Health and Social Care: Global and National Perspectives by Bethany Simmonds is available on the Policy Press website. Order here for £60.00 or order the EPUB for £21.59.

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