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Single Equality Act and healthcare

23 January 2013
This briefing examines the application of the Single Equality Act in the context of workforce and service cuts and health care reform.
The scale of the challenge that the NHS currently faces is unprecedented. It is tasked with managing increasing demand on its services, principally derived from the health needs of an ageing population, whilst meeting 4% efficiency savings every year for four years; that is £20 billion by 2014-15

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