'Health scenarios for an ageing population' with Kenneth Howse

Past Event

17 January 2019, 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Oxford Institute of Population Ageing
66 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6PR

This seminar is organised by the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing

The seminar will look at different models for projecting future health scenarios in the UK and attempt to identify some key pressure points for health and social care services. Although projections models vary a great deal according to the outcome of interest and they all emphasise uncertainty (many known unknowns), they tend to converge on one main conclusion: there is good evidence of improving health in the older population, but the rates of improvement are generally insufficient to offset the increase in demand that seems likely to result from the increasing size of the older population, especially the older-old. Of particular interest in this case are the implications for hospital care as well as social care.

All are welcome, no need to register to attend. Join us for coffee and cake afterwards.

For queries please contact: administrator@ageing.ox.ac.uk

About the speaker

Kenneth Howse is a Senior Research Fellow at the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing.

He joined the Institute from the Centre for Policy on Ageing, where for several years he worked on a range of issues, including health policy and the place of religion in later life. His interest in ageing issues began in the late 1980s, when he was a Research Fellow with the Institute of Medical Ethics and worked on rationing problems in health care and the ethics of psychiatric research. This background in applied ethics is reflected in his strong interest in the ethical and normative dimension of the policy implications of demographic ageing. He manages the Health and Longevity research stream in the Institute, and his current research focus is ageing in South East Asia where he is leading a study of the role of Older People’s Associations in different countries in the region.