17 February 2010

Fairer health in the future - The Marmot Review

11 Feb - A major report on tackling health inequalities for the next 10 years and beyond was welcomed today by the Secretary of State for Health, Andy Burnham. Professor Sir Michael Marmot of UCL was asked by the Government to provide a clear set of short, medium, and long term objectives to inform how health inequalities can be dramatically reduced. The report Fair Society, Healthy Lives is a thorough and comprehensive analysis of health inequalities in England today and it identifies key areas for future action. It will help set the direction beyond current targets, for the next 10 years and beyond. RCP President Professor Ian Gilmore was one of the ten commissioners of the review, he said: "This report is a wake up call for society at large. I hope that doctors and other health professionals will seize the opportunity to be strong advocates for tackling the inequities in their communities that result in the start differences in health outcomes, which remain unacceptable in a civilised society." © Crown copyright

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