The legal action comes after the Government was refused permission to appeal against a decision that similar changes applied to judges and firefighters were age discriminatory.
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Managers at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading reportedly terminated Eileen Jolly in January 2017 after she failed to properly use a computer system.
A pensioner has claimed she was denied surgery after being automatically deemed "unfit" because she was over 70. Pat Kelso from County Fermanagh said she needed a hip operation in 2012 but there was a 68-week waiting list in the Western Health Trust area.
Tens of thousands of people over 52 believe they receive the worst treatment from the NHS as one in 10 say doctors and nurses write them off because of their age.
Thousands of elderly people are dying unnecessarily early because ‘despicable’ age discrimination in the NHS is denying them treatment for cancer, a charity has warned.
Report reveals extent of age discrimination across the NHS, with doctors making ‘inaccurate assumptions’ about patients based on their dates of birth.
A childless couple who were refused NHS fertility treatment are suing the Health Secretary for age discrimination.
Older people are being denied vital surgery for cancer, hernia repairs and joint replacements because the NHS imposes "cutoffs" for treatment based on age discrimination, a report has warned.
Series of critical reports in past year have uncovered examples of elderly people suffering abuse and neglect at hands of carers
Report into age discrimination in healthcare says that patronising the elderly is 'like racist abuse'
Patronising elderly people in hospitals or care homes should be treated as severely as racist or sexist abuse, a landmark report on dignity for older people says today.
A 23-year-old died of cervical cancer because doctors said she was too young for a smear test, her devastated family have claimed.
Elderly cancer sufferers die in greater numbers than younger patients because of NHS ageism, official figures suggest.
The Patients Association highlights harrowing cases of pensioners being left starving or suffering in agony.
Mother accuses NHS of 'age discrimination' after they refuse to fund silicone limb for daughter, 1, until she is 18
A mother has accused NHS chiefs of 'age discrimination' after they refused to supply special artificial limbs to her one-year-old daughter until she is 18.
The Government and health watchdogs have devised a series of plans to tackle the age discrimination problem.
Last week: cancer. This week: hip fractures. More evidence of age discrimination in the NHS as hip fracture patients given 'low priority' by NHS hospitals
The NHS treats elderly patients with broken hips as a "low priority", a Government watchdog has said.
Data presented today at the National Cancer Intelligence Network Conference reveals that women over 70 are less likely to have surgery.
Older people suffer delays and are less likely to undergo radical surgery, according to research.
The Department of Health says there is no place for age discrimination in the NHS, but a new report shows the middle aged 'miss out' on life saving cancer surgery
The Care Services Minister, Paul Burstow, said: "Our population is ageing as more of us live longer - and there can be no place for age discrimination in the NHS. Eliminating inequalities in access to surgery is vital if we are to improve survival rates".
Former north Cumbria health boss Nigel Woodcock, who lost his job in the midst of a massive NHS shake-up, is to mount a landmark age discrimination test case at the Court of Appeal
His legal team, headed by top QC Paul Gilroy, argues his ‘distinguished and lifelong career’ in the NHS was brought to an end when it was for reasons of ‘cost alone’ which could not justify age discrimination.