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"The minute you hit 60, the NHS starts treating you like you're a problem. Whether you've got issues or you haven't got issues, they are the experts, you don't know anything and you have to have things done to you. And I think that's a real issue for a lot of older people. They don't get informed properly. They don't get to have control of their own health care."