Health inequalities in the UK are real. How long we're likely to live and how many years of good or bad health we're each likely to enjoy is often a postcode lottery.
- A man in affluent Kensington and Chelsea will live, on average, 11 years longer than a man in Glasgow.
- Travelling east from Westminster on the London Tube, every 2 tube stops represents at least a year's less life expectancy.
- Women in affluent Richmond upon Thames can expect to enjoy an average of 18 years more good health than women in Tower Hamlets.
And these health inequalities are getting worse.
- 3.7 times more working age adults died from Covid-19 in the poorest areas of England compared with people living in the richest araes.
- Even before Covid, the North/South divide in the nation's health was wider than it had been for forty years.
That's why we're focusing on health inequalities - what is causing these inequalities and how best to reduce them. You can find out more in the articles below.