Imperial College SCARU_ Submission to the Select Committee on Ageing.pdf (500.91 kB)
Submission to the Select Committee on Science & Technology Ageing: Science, Technology & Healthy Living
conference contributionposted on 2020-06-29, 09:55 authored by Austen El-OstaAusten El-Osta, David Webber, Azeem Majeed
Imperial College London Self-Care Academic Research Unit (SCARU) submission to the House of Lords Select Committee.
Increasing health span of individuals is a realistic and achievable goal, that any recommendations should be based on present scientific knowledge, and that it can be facilitated by encouraging and supporting people to ‘self-care’. Leading a healthy lifestyle implies self-care above all else.However, significant challenges lie in several areas of public policy. We offer the following responses to some of the questions posed and would be pleased to elaborate further if invited to do so.