The moral imperative to root out ageism in the NHS now has legal backing, following the recent expansion of the age-related provisions of the 2010 Equality Act to include services. All public sector organisations must eliminate unequal treatment on the grounds of age. But where do we start in cancer care?
The Liverpool Care Pathway, a protocol normally used for the "dying patient", came under extensive scrutiny by the media recently.
But now Her Madgesty has displeased her once-devoted flock. But what could it be? The slow degeneration of her music material? The ever-increasing cost of tickets to see her perform live? Well, perhaps, but Madonna's crime seems to be the one that most of us commit eventually, if we're lucky - she got old.