Visions of Britain 2020 – Paying for the NHS – Friends Provident – the trading name of a number of UK-based life and pensions companies

Posted on August 20, 2010. Filed under: Health Economics | Tags: |

Visions of Britain 2020 – Paying for the NHS – Friends Provident – the trading name of a number of UK-based life and pensions companies

“With societal and demographic changes coming into force during the next decade, we will examine the future of healthcare in Britain and explore how, or if, we will maintain a high-quality health service into 2020.

The principal driver of change in healthcare over the next ten years will be our ageing society. In 2008, 22% of the population were aged sixty or over. This proportion is increasing rapidly and by 2033, will have reached nearly 29%. As life expectancy increased, women can now expect to live to 82 and men to 78.

This report poses interesting questions about the balance of power between the state and the individual in determining the future health of British citizens. It is widely accepted that the NHS will be forced to fundamentally change the way it provides healthcare in the next decade, slowly shifting more of the burden from the state towards the individual.

This report aims to better understand how the balance will shift by analysing both the role of the state and changing behaviours among the public.”

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