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Stephen Watkins is Director of Public Health for Stockport, and active in the BMA and Transport & Health Study Group. He writes here in a personal capacity. 

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Does an "ageing population" make it harder to afford our NHS? A look behind the rhetoric

Jeremy Hunt claims the "ageing population" poses a challenge "as serious as global warming". New UKIP leader Paul Nuttall says the "ageing population" will force us to see the NHS as merely a "monolithic hangover from days gone by". OurNHS thought it was time to examine such claims - and finds they distort a much more interesting reality...

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