Westminster Health Forum

Next steps for reducing health inequalities in England - prevention, opportunities for innovation, local initiatives and the NHS Long Term Plan

Morning, Tuesday, 11th June 2019

Central London


This conference focuses on the priorities for reducing health inequalities in England.

It is bringing together further key policymakers and stakeholders to examine what more can be done to reduce unwarranted variation in quality of and access to care.

The discussion takes place with the Government planning a Green Paper next year on its vision for improving life expectancy and closing the gap between the richest and poorest in society - recently outlined in Prevention is better than cure - and with the NHS Long Term Plan due out shortly, which is expected to focus on how to further drive reductions in health inequalities.

Delegates will also look ahead to the publication of Health Equity in England: The Marmot Review 10 Years On, scheduled for February 2020 - assessing the lessons learnt since the original Review and the practicalities of coordinating initiatives between the NHS, local authorities, the third sector, public sector and industry partners.

Further sessions look at initiatives at a local level to tackle health inequalities, including early lessons from the implementation of the London Health Inequalities Strategy, which focused on early years, mental health, social prescribing and the built environment - and what additional steps could be taken to increase the number of years Londoners live in good health.

Keynote Speaker

Professor John Newton

Director, Health Improvement, Public Health England

Keynote Speakers

Dr Neil Churchill

Director, Experience, Participation and Equalities, NHS England

Professor John Newton

Director, Health Improvement, Public Health England

Dr Jessica Allen

Deputy Director, Institute of Health Equity, University College London


Halima Khan

Executive Director, Health, People & Impact, Nesta

Pat Ritchie

Chief Executive, Newcastle City Council

Caroline Bernard

Head, Policy and Communications, Homeless Link

Tracy Parr

Director of Transformation, Healthy London Partnership