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Our Manchester accountants are specialists in healthcare accounting, but whether you work in the medical profession or not, you may still want to plan ahead for your own healthcare in retirement.

This is especially significant in Manchester, which has some of the poorest expectancy of ‘healthy’ living for those over the age of 65.

According to ONS analysis of 2011 Census data, NHS North Manchester has the absolute lowest proportion of life spent in good health for men over the age of 65.

For those reaching that age when the 2011 Census was taken, just 32.9% of their remaining years are likely to be spent in good health.

This contrasts with the highest healthy life expectancy among men aged over 65, which is to be found in NHS Guildford and Waverley at 61.7%.

Men living in north Manchester are, therefore, only about half as likely to be healthy at any given time in their post-65 years as those living in the healthiest parts of the country.

Planning ahead with the assistance of specialist Manchester accountants, you can ensure you have adequate provision in place for future medical care, including saving for the cost of any residential care you are likely to need.