Health Equity in England: The Marmot Review 10 Years On

Led by Professor Sir Michael Marmot, the review explores changes since 2010 in five policy objectives:

  • giving every child the best start in life
  • enabling all people to maximise their capabilities and have control over their lives
  • ensuring a healthy standard of living for all
  • creating fair employment and good work for all
  • creating and developing healthy and sustainable places and communities.

For each objective the report outlines areas of progress and decline since 2010 and proposes recommendations for future action, setting out a clear agenda at a national, regional and local level.

The report highlights that:

  • people can expect to spend more of their lives in poor health
  • improvements to life expectancy have stalled, and declined for the poorest 10% of women
  • the health gap has grown between wealthy and deprived areas
  • place matters – living in a deprived area of the North East is worse for your health than living in a similarly deprived area in London, to the extent that life expectancy is nearly five years less.

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