24 SEP 2011

Interrogate Festival Dartington

I took part in the debate at Dartington about Health inequalities alongside Molly Mattingley from the Mental Health Foundation. Health inequalities are stark in the UK and despite being set as a priority by the last government, inequalities worsened over the last decade. The average life expectancy gap is 7 years between the north and south of England and the gap in living free from disease is 17 years. There are very many complex issues behind this and the Government's response to the Marmot review was published last year.

Here is the link to Healthy lives Healthy people

This debate was a good opportunity to discuss how difficult it is to close the gap in health.

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