This conference will assess the next steps for reducing health inequalities in England.
It will be an opportunity for stakeholders and policymakers to discuss the recent publication of Health Equity in England: The Marmot Review 10 Years On.
There will be a contribution from Professor Sir Michael Marmot, Professor of Epidemiology and Director, Institute of Health Equity, University College London.
Attendees will discuss:
- the way forward for meeting the Review’s goal of bringing the level of health within deprived areas of the north up to levels seen in London and the south,
- priorities for a national health inequalities strategy, and
- the next steps forward for addressing the Review’s key findings.
Those findings include:
- a stalling of life expectancy, particularly amongst the poorest women in the population - where there has been a decline;
- increased correlation between life expectancy and social gradient, with people in deprived areas spending more time in poor health;
- ‘deaths of despair’ related to substance abuse and suicide seen as a factor in increased mortality rates for people in their late forties; and
- growth in child poverty.
The policy context
As well as the Health Equity in England: The Marmot Review 10 Years On publication, discussion will draw on a range of policy reports, commitments and initiatives highlighting the ways forward for reducing health inequalities in England, including:
As well as Professor Sir Michael Marmot, also making keynote contributions are:
- Professor Paul Johnstone, Regional Director, North of England, Public Health England;
- Sara Bainbridge, Head of Policy and Influence (Health and Care), Macmillan Cancer Support;
- Kevin Holton, Head, Experience of Care and Equalities and Health Inequalities, NHS England; and
Further speakers include: Jazz Bhogal, Greater London Authority; Nicholas Bungay, Habinteg; Tim Elwell-Sutton, Health Foundation; Liz Gaulton, Coventry City Council; Dr Chad Hockey, North Hammersmith and Fulham PCN; John Hume, People’s Health Trust; Emma Nichols, Hft; Mark Rowland, Mental Health Foundation and Professor Arpana Verma, University of Manchester.
Lord Filkin, Vice Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group for Longevity and Rt Hon Lord Young of Graffham have kindly agreed to chair sessions at the seminar.
- Reducing health inequalities and the potential impact of The Marmot Review 10 Years On;
- Assessing the response to The Marmot Review 10 Years On and next steps moving forward;
- System-wide collaboration and improving the social determinants of health;
- Tackling inequalities at the local level - innovation, community engagement, and the impact of technology; and
- Policy and supporting place-based approaches to tackling inequalities.
Engagement with policy officials at this conference
Westminster Health Forum conferences typically attract strong interest from policymakers. This seminar will be an opportunity for stakeholders to engage with a range of interested officials who have reserved places representing: DHSC; Government Equalities Office; MHCLG; HMPPS; Defra; and NAO.
Price: £95 PLUS VAT
Format: DOWNLOADABLE PDF