Older people: policy context
Age is defined within the Equality Act 2010 as a protected characteristic. The Equalities area of the NHS Health Scotland website explains more about all the protected characteristics; the pages relating to Age provide some of the specific policy relating to older people.
The Scottish Public Health Network (ScotPHN) has carried out a health and social care needs assessment of older people. There are several strands to this project, including an epidemiological assessment.