Inequalities Everyone in society should have the opportunity to make healthy choices, live healthy lives and access high quality health and social care services

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There are stark differences in health outcomes across the UK – with a gap of almost 19 years in healthy life expectancy between the most and least deprived areas in England. Inequalities in power, money and resources at local and national levels can make people’s daily lives more challenging. In turn, this can make people more vulnerable to poor health.

Our recent work and content on this topic is listed below.

One in three employees report being in low-quality jobs

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4 February 2020

New Health Foundation research finds that one in three UK employees report being in low-quality jobs. The analysis also shows that people in low-quality jobs are much more likely to have poor health a...

In deprived areas, patients referred for psychological therapy are less likely to receive treatment

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28 January 2020

January 2020 Chart of the month. Patients in deprived areas referred to IAPT services are less likely to receive a course of treatment than those in wealthier areas.  

New Conservative seats and the healthy life expectancy gap

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19 December 2019

Find out how newly-won Conservative constituencies compare when it comes to the health of the people living there, and what the new government needs to focus on in order to improve health.

New statistics show a wide difference in healthy life expectancy across the UK

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29 November 2019

Health Foundation response to ONS statistics on healthy life expectancy

Mortality and life expectancy trends in the UK

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November 2019

Since 2011 improvements in life expectancy in the UK have stalled, and for certain groups of the population, gone into reverse. This analysis explores what has happened, who is affected and what is dr...

We need to be realistic – training new GPs takes time, services are already under immense strain and face rising demand

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9 November 2019

Health Foundation response to the Conservative party’s pledge to improve primary care access.

Advancing our health: prevention in the 2020s

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October 2019

Health Foundation response to the Cabinet Office and Department of Health and Social Care Advancing our health: prevention in the 2020s consultation.

Government needs to address root causes of obesity

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10 October 2019

Our response to the Chief Medical Officer’s report on childhood obesity

More strategic, long-term investment needed across government for a healthy and prosperous nation

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10 September 2019

New Health Foundation report shows government is failing to invest in the nation’s health by focusing on short-term spending.

Creating healthy lives

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September 2019

This publication makes the case for an ambitious, whole-government approach to long-term investment in the nation’s health. It includes five big shifts needed to embed a shared goal to improve health ...

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