State of the nation 2018-19: social mobility in Great Britain

Social Mobility Commission, May 2019

The Social Mobility Commission’s State of the Nation 2018 to 2019 report highlights inequality in Britain and sets out key findings and recommendations.  The report finds that the gap in school attainment and income between the rich and the poor has barely shifted in the past four years.  Being born privileged still means you usually remain privileged, whereas there are significant barriers to social mobility for those from disadvantaged backgrounds.

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Raising the equality flag: Health inequalities among older LGBT people in the UK

International Longevity Centre UK, May 2019

This report highlights new findings from a recent project to explore the discrepancies in health outcomes experienced by older LGBT people.  The research reveals that a lifetime of prejudice and stigma is leading to worse physical and mental health, poorer access to health and social care, as well as greater levels of social isolation and loneliness among older LGBT people.  The report calls for action to address health inequalities for older LGBT people through improving the inclusivity of mainstream health and care provision, strengthening the training of health and care staff, and enhancing data collection around older LGBT people and their health and care needs.

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Tackling inequalities faced by Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities

Women and Equalities Committee, April 2019

This report finds that Gypsy, Roma and Traveller people have the worst outcomes of any ethnic group across a huge range of areas, including education, health, employment, criminal justice and hate crime. The report makes 49 recommendations for change to policy and health provision.

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NHS Workforce Race Equality Standard: 2018 data analysis report for NHS trusts

NHS England, January 2018

This report aims to enable organisations to compare their performance with similar organisations in their region, with the aim of encouraging improvement by learning and sharing good practice. The report also provides an overview of how the Workforce Race Equality Standard is being applied and developments in race equality in the NHS workforce.

Health matters: reducing health inequalities in mental illness

Public Health England, January 2019

This edition of Health matters brings together in one place the most informative data and the best evidence of what works in removing health inequalities experienced by people living with mental illness. It focuses on some of the actions that local areas can take to reduce these health inequalities, so that people with mental illness can achieve the same health outcomes and life expectancy as the rest of the population.

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A fair, supportive society: summary report

University College London Institute of Health Equity, November 2018

NHS England commissioned report that highlights that some of the most vulnerable people in society – those with learning disabilities – will die 15-20 years sooner on average than the general population. Much of the government action needed to improve life expectancy for people with disabilities is likely to reduce health inequalities for everyone. The report recommends that action should focus on the ‘social determinants of health’, particularly addressing poverty, poor housing, discrimination and bullying.

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Health and Care of People with Learning Disabilities

NHS Equality and Diversity Forum, April 2017

This interactive report investigates the potential differences in the treatment, health status, and outcomes of people with learning disabilities.

The report found that:

  • On average, females with learning disabilities had around an 18 year shorter life expectancy than the general population, and males had around a 14 year shorter life expectancy than the general population
  • The percentage of patients known to their GP as having a learning disability who received an annual learning disability health check increased to 46 per cent from 43 per cent in 2014-15
  • Obesity is twice as common in people aged 18-35 with learning disabilities, being underweight is twice as common in people aged over 64 with learning disabilities, compared with patients with no learning disabilities
  • 3 in 4 eligible patients with a learning disability received colorectal cancer screening, an increase from just over 2 in 3 in 2014-15

Click here to access the report.