Westminster Health Forum

Reducing health inequalities in England


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

It includes a contribution from Professor Sir Michael Marmot, Professor of Epidemiology and Director, Institute of Health Equity, University College London.

The conference is timed as an opportunity for stakeholders and policymakers to discuss Health Equity in England: The Marmot Review 10 Years On due to be published later this month.

‘The urgency for our Ten Years On review comes from the growing evidence of stalling life expectancy and widening health inequalities in England.

To understand why and what needs to happen to reduce inequalities, we will look at some of the domains for action identified in my 2010 review.

After consultation with stakeholders and with our advisory group, we will pay special attention to: early years and education; work and income; and housing, places and communities.

There can be no more important task for those concerned with the health of the population than to reduce health inequalities. Review what can be done to reduce health inequalities and then do it. Social justice demands it.’ – Michael Marmot’s on the review here.


Also delivering keynote addresses 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
  • David Regan, Director of Public Health, Manchester City Council.

Further speakers include: Jazz Bhogal, Greater London Authority; 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.

The agenda

  • 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 officials who have reserved places representing: DHSC; Government Equalities Office; HMPPS; MHCLG; and the NAO.

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