Health Equity in England: The Marmot Review 10 Years On

The Health Foundation is working with the Institute of Health Equity to examine progress in addressing health inequalities in England and propose recommendations for future action.

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Key Points

  • Published in 2010, The Marmot Review: Fair Society, Healthy Lives was a landmark study of health inequalities in England.
  • While there has been progress in some areas since 2010, there is growing evidence that health inequalities are widening and life expectancy is stalling.
  • The Health Foundation is working with Professor Sir Michael Marmot and his team at the Institute of Health Equity to examine progress in addressing health inequalities in England and propose recommendations for future action.
  • The new report, Health Equity in England: The Marmot Review 10 Years On, will be published in February 2020, on the 10-year anniversary of the original review.

Latest from the review:

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Watch: The Marmot Review 10 Years On

Watch Professor Sir Michael Marmot and Dr Jennifer Dixon explain why this review is needed.

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The Marmot Review 10 Years On

Sir Michael Marmot blogs about stalling life expectancy increases and the importance of tackling the health inequalities that...

Why are we doing this?

The landmark Marmot Review: Fair Society, Healthy Lives was published in February 2010 and outlined the scale of health inequalities in England and the actions required to reduce them. The report highlighted the need to take action across the social determinants of health, and called for progress to be made on a clear set of policy objectives. However, life expectancy is stalling, after steady increases for the past 100 years, and health inequalities are widening.

The Health Foundation and the Institute of Health Equity are working together to examine how health inequalities have changed and what progress has been made on tackling the social determinants of health. The review, led by Professor Sir Michael Marmot, will recommend practical proposals for action at national, regional and local level by:

  • assessing national and local actions on the social determinants of health
  • considering how effective these approaches have been in improving health and reducing inequalities
  • undertaking a ‘deep dive’ analysis into some aspects of the key social determinants of health, including in early years and education; work and income; and housing, places, and communities
  • examining societal trends affecting health inequalities since 2010.

What will we cover?

The specific areas of focus being examined as part of the review are: 

1. Overarching issues 

  • Widening health inequalities
  • Place and communities

2. Early years and education

  • Good level of development in early years and GCSE attainment
  • Child poverty

3. Work and income

  • Quality of work 
  • Minimum income 

4. Housing, places and communities

  • Housing quality, affordability and supply
  • Social isolation and loneliness

Find out more

For further information, please contact:

Tim Elwell-Sutton
Assistant Director of Strategic Partnerships, the Health Foundation
Tim.Elwell-Sutton@health.org.uk

Jessica Allen
Deputy Director, Institute of Health Equity
Jessica.allen@ucl.ac.uk

Watch: The Marmot Review 10 Years On

Video
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25 February 2019

Watch Professor Sir Michael Marmot and Dr Jennifer Dixon explain why this review is needed.

Health Equity in England: The Marmot Review 10 Years On

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8 October 2018

We're working with the IHE on an analysis of health inequalities in England and update of the Marmot Review to be published in February 2020, on the 10-year anniversary of the Marmot Review.

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