Westminster Health Forum

Reducing health inequalities in England - learning from local approaches, supporting system-wide collaboration, and next steps for policy


This conference will assess next steps for reducing health inequalities in England.

It is timed to follow the publication of Health Equity in England: The Marmot Review 10 Years On and will bring together key stakeholders and policymakers to discuss the way forward for system-wide collaboration to tackle health inequalities and close the life expectancy gap between the richest and poorest in society.

There will be keynote contributions from: Professor Sir Michael Marmot, Professor of Epidemiology and Director, Institute of Health Equity, University College London and Professor Paul Johnstone, Regional Director, North of England, Public Health England - as well as from Sara Bainbridge, Head of Policy and Influence (Health and Care), Macmillan Cancer Support; and Kevin Holton, Head, Experience of Care and Equalities and Health Inequalities, NHS England.

Further speakers include: Tim Elwell-Sutton, Health Foundation; Liz Gaulton, Coventry City Council; Dr Chad Hockey, Hammersmith and Fulham GP Federation; John Hume, People’s Health Trust; Emma Nichols, Hft; Mark Rowland, Mental Health Foundation and Professor Arpana Verma, University of Manchester.

Areas of focus in the agenda include:

  • Learning from local approaches;
  • Policy progress and next steps moving forward; and
  • Supporting collaboration to improve outcomes.

The agenda

  • Progress on 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;
  • Supporting system-wide collaboration and improving the social determinants of health;
  • Opportunities for tackling inequalities at the local level - innovation, community engagement and the impact of technology; and
  • Next steps for policy and supporting place-based approaches to tackling inequalities.

Price: £95 PLUS VAT

Shortly after every Westminster Health Forum seminar, a briefing document is produced. This is distributed to all delegates on the day as well as to our policymaker contacts in government, and to stakeholders more widely.

A seminar publication provides a timely record of proceedings, and acts as a guide to the latest thinking on current policy issues for those unable to be at the event.

This publication includes


Contributions from keynotes and panellists, including accompanying slides*
*Subject to approval

Delegate Pack

Information from the day, including delegate list, biographies and agenda


Transcript of questions and comments posed to speakers from attending delegates


Supplementary articles from speakers
and delegates