Giving everyone the opportunity to lead a healthy life

Content from Public Health Matters Blog

A new decade brings fresh opportunities to look at how, as a nation, we can tackle inequalities in health.

Ten years on from his original report, Michael Marmot and the Institute of Health Equity have produced a new and important contribution to this debate.

The report highlights areas of continuing concern and calls for further action at many levels.

There is existing cross system activity on health inequalities but it is clear that more needs to be done.

We look forward to new commitments to addressing geographical variation in health outcomes in the Government’s forthcoming response to the green paper ‘Advancing our health: Prevention in the 2020s’.

And alongside this, the NHS Long Term Plan has already made a welcome and firm commitment to a more concerted and systematic approach to reducing health inequalities and addressing unwarranted variation in care.”

In this blog we look at some of the work PHE is doing to reduce health inequalities, including the developing priorities set out in our new 5-year strategy for 2020-2025.