Profiles - Aged 71-80
Tim used to work as a machine operator but has been retired on medical grounds for about 12 years, not just because of his heart condition, but also because he suffered a spinal injury in an accident. He is married with adult children. Ethnic background: White English.
Philip is married and used to work as a facilities manager but was forced to stop working ten years ago after having a cardiac arrest as he was considered a liability. Ethnic background: White British.
Beth is divorced and has grown up children. She had to give up her paid job as an NHS administrator because of her health problems but now does part time voluntary work giving benefits advice to people with cancer. Ethnic background: White English.
Retired lecturer; married with 2 children.
Housekeeper; married 1 child.
Registered nurse; married 2 children.
Retail manager; married with 2 children.
Receptionist/telephonist; single with no children.
Retired GP; married with 2 children.
Angela is divorced, has one grown up daughter and lives with partner. She works full-time as an education facilitator. Ethnic background: White British.
Divorced, lives on his own and has a network of family and friends in the area where he lives. He went back to work full-time as a security officer after he had his ICD fitted. Ethnic background Asian.