Health Inequalities

Closing The Health Inequality Gap For People With Learning Disabilities

Rhidian Hughes | Posted 02.09.2016 | UK
Rhidian Hughes

The health of people with learning disabilities is worse that that of the general population with common health problems including respiratory disease, heart disease and obesity. A 2012 report by Mencap, Death by Indifference, highlighted the deaths of 74 people with a learning disability in NHS care over 10 years. It suggested that many health professionals still fail to provide adequate health care to people with learning disabilities.

For Too Long We Have Had a System That Fails to Pre-empt Illness

William Kløverød Griffiths | Posted 03.08.2016 | UK Politics
William Kløverød Griffiths

For too long we have had a system that reacts to, but fails to pre-empt illness and ill-health; a system that responds, but does not prevent. In order to build a truly 'one nation' legacy Theresa May will need to develop policy that recognises that many of the wider causes of ill health lie upstream of the health and social care systems, not only addressing those with acute need, but preventing people needing that help in the first place.

Lessons in Mental Health

Fiona Smith | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK
Fiona Smith

We all remember our days at school - our teachers, our friends, the moment the bell rang for break time. As children it's where we spend most of our time, the place where we build not only our academic skills but our knowledge of life and how to live it. But for some children and young people this experience is not quite the same.

Advocating for Men's Health as a Part of the Wider Pursuit of Equality

Steven Markham | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Steven Markham

I believe that examples of equality are all human beings being treated equally. That does not happen due to; who our parents are, our sex and gender, our ethnicity and the value that is placed on these, and one of the most intangible categories of all, the class we are born into and inhabit.

Mind the Gap...

Peter Byass | Posted 28.06.2012 | UK
Peter Byass

"Please mind the gap..." is a familiar warning for all London Underground passengers! But it is becoming an increasingly important refrain in global health - gaps in geography, wealth and medicine lead to real disadvantage and discrimination for many in terms of living healthy lives.

New Body To Tackle Health Inequalities Of Rich And Poor

PA | Posted 21.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle

A new institute to tackle health inequalities will be launched. The organisation will receive £1 million from the Department of Health over...

Healthy and Unhealthy Lives - Socially Determined

Corinna Heineke | Posted 24.12.2011 | UK
Corinna Heineke

I am a woman with two university degrees who went to a private though free school. My family did not receive means-tested benefits. Had I grown up whe...