OECD: UK has lowest state pension of any developed country

Britain’s workers can look forward to the worst state pension of any major country, according to a report by the developed world’s leading economic think tank. The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and...

We need to talk about ageing – and it’s about far more than the NHS

By 2050, 25% of the population will be over 65 – many living in solitude. Loneliness is becoming one of our biggest problems. The NHS crisis goes on, and its causes are clear: the government’s underfunding of...

Cold weather and loneliness ‘lethal in winter’

The combination of cold weather and loneliness could be lethal in the coming months, England’s most senior nurse is warning. Prof Jane Cummings, NHS England’s chief nursing officer, said cases of...

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OECD: UK has lowest state pension of any developed country

Britain’s workers can look forward to the worst state pension of any major country, according to a report by the developed world’s leading economic think tank. The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) study calculated that a...

Cold weather and loneliness ‘lethal in winter’

The combination of cold weather and loneliness could be lethal in the coming months, England’s most senior nurse is warning. Prof Jane Cummings, NHS England’s chief nursing officer, said cases of strokes and heart attacks tended to rise...