Health in 2040: what could an older population mean for the UK’s health?

We’ve known for a long while that our population is getting older. Life expectancy is increasing and the baby boomer generation is reaching old age. While living longer is something to celebrate, this will have profound implications for our society.

In July, the Health Foundation’s REAL Centre published a new report that explores the projected health of the population, looking at patterns of illness in the population of England to 2040. It showed that 9.1 million people in England are projected to be living with major illness by 2040, 2.5 million more than in 2019.

This webinar will convene experts to explore what the findings mean for how we might need to change as a society, and what can we do to better prepare for the future.

Speakers include:

  • Anita Charlesworth, Director of Research and REAL Centre, The Health Foundation
  • Toby Watt, Lead Economist, The Health Foundation

Other panellists are to be confirmed and you can register for the webinar, which will be held on 12 September 2023, here.