This ethical hub topic shows how our professional standards can be applied in this area of care and signposts to relevant resources. It does not set new professional standards and is not intended to replace the formal guidance. Page last reviewed: 30 January 2024.

Older adults

A patient’s age shouldn’t determine the standard of treatment and care they receive.

Sadly we continue to see evidence that older adults experience significant health inequalities and a poorer quality of care compared to the wider population.