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.