“The cobbler’s children have no shoes” by Emma Hadley and Partha Kar

Partha Kar: “Family must look after family” So goes an old African proverb. Yet somehow the NHS has always struggled with the basic concept of that. Caught in the cocktail of shrinking public funds, greater desire for efficiency, increased demand from the public as well as unrealistic expectations set by politicians, the NHS has tried […]

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In tackling health inequalities, we must be patient centric and system focused by Aideen Dunne

As a fitness instructor in a gym in Ireland I was often frustrated at the lack of progress many of my clients achieved, despite giving them the skills, knowledge and equipment they needed to achieve their goals. Now as a Public Health Registrar, I know that the barriers to their success were not simply a […]

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Injustice in Healthcare by Chandraa Bhattacharya

The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a bright light on the seriousness of health inequalities within England, exacerbating the significant discrepancy between healthy life expectancy that is known to exist between the least and most deprived areas of England.  A national approach to reduce health inequalities and narrow the life expectancy inequality gap, has been developed […]

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Leadership and health inequalities by Bola Owolabi

I thoroughly enjoyed reading the BMJ Leader series of blogs on Core20PLUS5, written by the fabulous clinical fellows currently working across NHS England and NHS Improvement and Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP). I am heartened that NHS England and NHS Improvement’s national approach to tackling health inequalities is understood and interpreted so well by our […]

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“Bright spot thinking – learning from best practice to tackle inequalities in cardiovascular disease” by Tom Gardiner

The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a bright light on the seriousness of health inequalities within England, exacerbating the significant discrepancy between healthy life expectancy that is known to exist between the least and most deprived areas of England. A national approach to reduce health inequalities and narrow the life expectancy inequality gap, has been developed […]

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“Collecting the data is just the start” by Josie O’Heney

The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a bright light on the seriousness of health inequalities within England, exacerbating the significant discrepancy between healthy life expectancy that is known to exist between the least and most deprived areas of England.  A national approach to reduce health inequalities and narrow the life expectancy inequality gap, has been developed […]

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“Don’t just screen, intervene” by Liam Loftus

The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a bright light on the seriousness of health inequalities within England, exacerbating the significant discrepancy between healthy life expectancy that is known to exist between the least and most deprived areas of England.  A national approach to reduce health inequalities and narrow the life expectancy inequality gap, has been developed […]

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“It’s the big K…” by Emma Hadley

The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a bright light on the seriousness of health inequalities within England, exacerbating the significant discrepancy between healthy life expectancy that is known to exist between the least and most deprived areas of England.  A national approach to reduce health inequalities and narrow the life expectancy inequality gap, has been developed […]

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