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Webinar: Health inequalities in 2040: Current and projected patterns of illness by deprivation in England

Wednesday 5 June 2024, 11.45–13.00

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Wednesday 5 June 2024, 11.45-13.00

Decades of research has shown that the health of the population in England is unequal, with people who live in more deprived areas experiencing illness earlier in life and dying younger. Previous Health Foundation analysis has projected that 9.3 million people could be living with major illness by 2040, which is 2.6 million, or 39%, more people than in 2019.

In April, the Health Foundation’s REAL Centre published its second report in our ‘Health in 2040’ series, this time exploring how current patterns of ill health vary with deprivation across England, and to what extent this is projected to change by 2040. The findings have important implications for health inequality among the working age population and how it poses a challenge to labour supply and economic growth.

This webinar will convene experts to explore what the findings mean for how we might need to change as a society, and what can we do to better prepare for the future.


Ann joined the Health Foundation in January 2021 as an Economist in the REAL Centre.

Before joining the Health Foundation, Ann was a Research Analyst at the London Assembly, providing the necessary research and analysis to undertake evidence-based scrutiny of the Mayor of London. Ann has also held research roles with City Hall’s Strategy, Insight and Intelligence Unit, UCL and the Behavioural Development Lab in India.

Ann has an MSc in Economics from Madras School of Economics.

Ann Raymond

Dr Sandra Husbands, is Director of Public Health for the City of London and London Borough of Hackney. Before coming to East London she was Executive DPH at Swansea Bay University Health Board, in Wales. 

Sandra is devoted to unleashing the power of individuals and communities to improve their own health and wellbeing and building social capital for health. She has over 30 years’ experience in health care services and research, in the UK and internationally and has held a number of senior public health roles at local and regional level, in the NHS,  local government and Public Health England. She is committed to engaging communities to drive improvements in population health and to improving healthcare quality, to achieve better outcomes for patients.  

Since becoming the City and Hackney DPH, besides COVID-19 (of course), Sandra’s focus has been on embedding Health in All Policies across each authority; building better relationships with community and voluntary sector partners; developing a Population Health Hub for City and Hackney; and leading work to reduce health inequalities.  

Sandra is a trustee of Imperial Health Charity and a board member and trustee of the Association of Directors of Public Health (ADPH). She co-chairs the ADPH London workstream on Public Health Tackling Racism and Inequalities. 

Dr Sandra Husbands

Steve is Chief Medical Officer at Jaguar Land Rover, responsible for their health and wellbeing services, safety and occupational health globally. Previously he has worked for Bupa, AXA, British Airways and International SOS. He is an experienced global medical director who is faculty trained in occupational medicine, travel medicine and general practice. He worked in the NHS, industry, health and commercial companies all over the world including Australia, Russia, Bermuda and Singapore. His interest is in corporate wellbeing and proactive health programmes. 

Steve Iley


Jo Bibby is Director of Health at the Health Foundation.

Jo is responsible for leading the Foundation’s Healthy Lives strategy to create the opportunities for everyone to lead a healthy life.

Joining the Foundation in November 2007, Jo initially led the Foundation’s influential portfolio of work in patient safety and person-centred care.  

Jo has worked in health care at local and national level for 25 years, including 10 years at the Department of Health. As Head of NHS Performance, she oversaw the implementation of the policy agenda set out in the NHS Plan. At the NHS Modernisation Agency, Jo led an international quality improvement initiative – Pursuing Perfection.

Before joining the Foundation, Jo was the Director for the Calderdale and Kirklees Integrated Service Strategy where she led a major service reconfiguration programme to deliver improvements in quality, safety and patient experience.

She is a trustee at the Centre for Homelessness Impact and from June 2021 a non-executive director at Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust.

Jo has a PhD in Medical Biophysics.

Jo Bibby headshot

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