Posts Tagged ‘Health inequality’

Covid-19 revealed inequalities in public service delivery, report says

Inequalities must be tackled by the Government following the pandemic, a Parliamentary Committee has warned. The report by the Public Services Committ...

Government must tackle health inequalities, says new alliance

A new coalition of nearly 80 organisations, brought together by the Royal College of Physicians, has been launched to press for urgent action to address h...

Socioeconomic inequalities in NHS outpatient care emerged after 2010

Educated 65-year-olds and above use considerably more NHS outpatient care than their less educated peers. This is the key finding of research by the I...

Government needs to act following evidence that health inequalities widening

Medical bodies have reacted with dismay to a new review on health inequalities by Professor Sir Michael Marmot – which shows that health inequalities hav...

State of Child Health: “Child poverty and Brexit are dark clouds that threaten improvements”

It is encouraging to see that, two years on from the RCPCH's seminal State of Child Health report, warnings have been heeded and children’s health is mov...

Child health: “Government must back positive moves by tackling child poverty”

Child poverty, cuts to public health services and uncertainties about Brexit pose substantial threats to progress in child health. That’s the finding ...

Reform added to inequality in life expectancy

There are rising inequalities in life expectancy, research suggests, with the gap between the top and bottom 1% of life expectancies in local authority d...

Higher spending reduces health inequalities

A policy of higher NHS spending in deprived areas compared with affluent areas is associated with a reduction in absolute health inequalities from causes a...

Local autonomy key to improving health outcomes

Engagement and accountability can be challenges in the NHS. This year, Mid Staffordshire and other hospital care scandals have brought both these issues an...

Future Forum boss joins NHS Commissioning Board

Former RCGP chair Professor Steve Field has been appointed deputy national medical director at the NHS Commissioning Board. The appointment will mean Prof...

Health inequalities: time to park the Health Bill

Unless you've been hiding under the duvet for the last 18 months, you must be aware of the furore over the Health Bill, which has received a new battering ...