Gap in life expectancy between rich and poor shrinks, new report finds

The King’s Fund, August 2015

The gap in life expectancy between the richest 10 per cent and the poorest 10 per cent shrank by 2.5 years between 1999 and 2010, a new report by the King’s Fund has found. The report, which builds on Professor Sir Michael Marmot’s ground-breaking research into health inequalities, is the first time that the relationship between life expectancy and income has been analysed over time at this level of detail.

Click here for further information and to download the report.

Strategy

Widening Participation Strategy

Health Education North West, July 2014

Health Education England have now developed a strategy and it is currently subject to internal governance approval procedures before publication can be made.  At North West level it is envisaged that a planning meeting for those organisational leads with responsibility for widening participation in healthcare organisations and education institutions will be called for late September, to explore how best to collaborate and advance the priorities that have been identified.

If your role involves supporting widening participation activities and you are interested in receiving more details about this meeting then please contact Mike.Farrell@nw.hee.nhs.uk