Health outcomes such as life expectancy continue to improve in the UK thanks to improved social, medical and health care conditions. However these improvements mask a widening gap between the health outcomes of the wealthiest and the most deprived communities.
The RCN is committed to diminishing health inequalities and therefore fully endorses the six key policy objectives cited in Fair Society, Health Lives, which are:
The current health reforms in England must ensure that local Health and Wellbeing Boards, Clinical Commissioning Group and Public Health England are held accountable for closing the inequality gap.
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