Health Inequalities by UK region

Inequalities in Health Alliance calls on Prime Minister to reduce health inequalities.

92 senior representatives of the Inequalities in Health Alliance (IHA) have written to the Prime Minister calling for a cross-government strategy to reduce health inequalities.

The letter makes calls for a cross-government health inequalities strategy with clear measurable goals, that consider the role of every department and every available policy lever.

Health inequality was a problem before COVID-19 – with a gap in healthy life expectancy between the richest and poorest areas of around 19 years – but the pandemic has tragically demonstrated how these inequalities can have an impact in just a matter of weeks.

The Inequalities in Health Alliance (IHA), first called for a cross-government strategy to reduce health inequalities when it launched in October 2020

The IHA is a coalition of nearly 80 organisations, including the British Cardiovascular Society, launched to press for urgent action to address health inequalities.

Read the position paper