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7/7 The UK is falling behind other countries in terms of life expectancy & within the UK there is growing inequality. Extending the frontier of healthy life expectancy is challenging -catching up with the global or national best practice should be easier.
6/7 Once you accept age is malleable its hard not to think that achieving longer purposeful healthy lives for everyone has to be a main objective for governments. @marmotreview shows how much needs to be done in the UK to reverse these trends
5/7 The @marmotreview rightly stresses how much of healthy life expectancy lies outside of the ‘health’ system. Its about all of life and depends on childhood, education, housing and employment. Need a longevity strategy aimed at this all of life perspective
4/7 Malleability of age also means we need nuanced approach to policies such as retirement – if inequalities widen beware of policies based around chronological age such as raising state pension age. Need to focus on circumstances/biological age pic.twitter.com/OkL0NcAGqN