Occupational health and the longevity dividend – Future of Ageing 2019

During ILC’s fifth Future of Ageing conference, we heard from one of our three open slot winners, Emeritus Professor David Blane, from the Faculty of Medicine, School of Public Health, Imperial College London.

Each year from 2020, some three-quarters of a million older employees will remain in the workforce, of whom some 75,000 will suffer at least one limiting longstanding illness.

The present occupational health resources are too sparse to cope with this challenge without evidence-based triage criteria to guide the identification of those most at risk of worsened health.

David Blane argued that employers could do more to mitigate these problems.

Find out more about Future of Ageing 2019.