Response - Marmot Review of health inequalities in England post 2010
By: Deborah Garvie Published: August 2009
In November 1998, the Secretary of State for Health asked Professor Sir Michael Marmot to advise on the future development of health inequalities strategy post 2010.
- Response - Marmot Review of health inequalities (PDF 222.2 KB)
We support the Review’s conclusion that evidence shows that inequalities in social determinants closely relate to health inequalities – the more unequal income distribution, educational outcomes, housing quality are for instance, the more unequal health is. The condition and location of our homes can have a fundamental impact on our health. Yet the gap between the housing haves and have-nots is widening and there is a danger of it becoming entrenched for generations. We argue that there is a strong correlation between housing inequality and health inequality.