Health Inequalities

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Additional Information
Due North: Inquiry on Health Equity for the North (September 2014)
There has been a North-South health divide in England for a long time now, with the gap continuing to widen over the past four decades. The causes of health inequality are broadly similar across the country and on average, poor health increases with increasing socio-economic disadvantage. But the severity of these causes is greater in the North. Further, austerity measures are making the situation even worse, impacting more heavily on the North and disadvantaged areas. It is against this background that theindependent Inquiry on Health Equity for the North was set up. The report, Due North, details evidence on trends in health inequalities and a set of recommendations. Ithas sought to bring a fresh perspective to the issue of health inequalities, seeking to build upon the assets of the North to target inequalities, whilst also outlining what central government needs to do, both to support action at the regional level and re-orientate national policies to reduce inequalities. 

The Executive Summary of the report can be accessed here and the Full Report here

Natural Solutions to Tackling Health Inequalities’ report
The report highlights the evidence of the benefits of green spaces to health and wellbeing outcomes, and the inequalities in use of, and access to, natural environments across England. Together this information presents real challenges for everyone at both national and local levels, to better utilise the natural environment to help tackle health inequality. The report can be accessed here

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Key Issues
Download Health Inequalities Chapter (Warning large document) (Last refreshed October 2012)

Key information sources for you to consider:
NHS Outcomes Framework
National Centre for Health Outcomes Development
NHS Information Centre
JSNA other useful sources of information