The Marmot Review 2020 – Call for Action
The Faculty are proud to join with the Royal College of Physicians and 20 other leading health organisations in writing to the Prime Minister today, following the publication of the Health Equity in England: the Marmot review 10 years on report.
The report, which follows on from Professor Sir Michael Marmot’s review on health inequalities ten years ago, highlights that for the first time in more than 100 years, life expectancy has flattened since 2010. In contrast, findings show that for the poorest 10% of women across the country, life expectancy has declined. The report also reveals that time spent in poor health for both men and women in the most deprived areas of England, has increased.
In the letter sent to the prime Minister today, we call on him and his government to accept all of the report’s recommendations and to go even further with policies to address health inequalities across the country.