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NHS will come under increasing pressure says think tank

The number of people living with major illnesses in England will rise nine times faster than the healthy working age population and have a major impact on the NHS, according to projections by think tank, the Health Foundation.

By 2040 nearly one in five will have health conditions such as dementia and cancer, up from one in six in 2019.

The projections suggest there will be 9.1 million people with a major health condition by 2040, a 37% rise in the latest data from 2019.

The data suggests the NHS will come under increasing pressure and there will need to be a radical shift, with more care in the community, rather than hospitals.


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