Posts Tagged ‘Health inequality’

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 ...

Doctors should be ‘community leaders’ as well

Doctors have a key role to play in reducing health inequalities, says a new report. Social determinants and health inequalities pose a significant challen...

Trying to close the gap in times of austerity

At a conference on health inequalities held at the BMA recently, a member of the audience asked if it is possible to reduce the health inequalities gap dur...

Age, sex and wealth affect referral to secondary care

Age, sex and wealth all affect how likely your GP is to refer you for a specialist appointment, a study has concluded. A UK team analysed data for 130,0...

Labour Party savaged over health inequalities

The Lancet remembers well the genuine excitement we felt at the commitment that the Labour government made in 1997 to attack health inequalities in Britain...

Government failed to tackle health inequalities

The Department of Health has failed to tackle health inequalities in England, a parliamentary report claims. A cross-party group of MPs that examines publ...

Doctors urged to tackle health inequalities

Doctors must strive to reduce health inequalities among patients, a new report urges. The report, called How doctors can close the gap: tackling the soci...

Marmot Review: Reducing health inequalities in England

In November 2008, Professor Sir Michael Marmot was asked by the health secretary to chair an independent review to propose the most effective evidence-base...

Tories to give “the NHS back to the people”

Conservative leader David Cameron has said the NHS will be his “number one priority”, as the main parties step up their pre-election campaigning. Unve...

“Doctors should cut pay to tackle health inequalities”

A senior NHS official has called on medical professionals to consider a pay cut to help create a fairer society. Dr Linda de Caestecker, director of publi...