Skip to main content

Nhs Trusts (Age Discrimination)

Volume 301: debated on Tuesday 25 November 1997

The text on this page has been created from Hansard archive content, it may contain typographical errors.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what advice his Department gives to health authorities and National Health Service trusts on age discrimination; and if he will make a statement. [17371]

Our commitment to promoting a fair and equitable health service is set out in 1998–99 Priorities and Planning Guidance for the National Health Service. Whatever the age of the patient, there are no exceptions to the fundamental principle that the NHS is there to provide service for everyone on the basis of clinical need.