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Prioritise quality of life over prolonging it for elderly, Chris Whitty tells medics | Older people

Older people England’s chief medical officer says more realistic conversations needed about some treatments’ side-effects England’s chief medical officer, Prof Chris Whitty, has called for a cultural shift in medicine away from maximising lifespan and towards improving quality of life in old age, arguing that sometimes this means “less medicine, not more”. Speaking before the …