The Marmot Review: 10 Years On

Posted 16.03.2020

Fair Society Healthy Lives, the Marmot Review, published in 2010, set out an analysis of the causes of health inequalities in England and what needed to be done to address them. The Marmot Review showed the importance of social determinants of health acting through the life course.

Since then, life expectancy in England has stalled, years in ill health have increased and inequalities in health have widened. Among women, particularly, life expectancy declined in the more deprived areas of the country. Some areas, especially in the North, have been ignored and left behind, as health has improved elsewhere.

This report, Health equity in England: The Marmot Review 10 years on, was commissioned by the Health Foundation, to explore what has happened to health inequalities and social determinants of health in the decade since the Marmot Review. It provides in-depth analysis of health inequalities in England and assesses what has happened in key social determinants of health, positively and negatively, in the last 10 years. Critically, the report sets out an agenda for the Government and local authorities to take action to reduce health inequalities in England. This agenda is based on evidence and practical action evidence from the Marmot Review, and enhanced by new evidence from the succeeding decade, including evidence and learning from practical experience of implementing approaches to health inequalities in England and internationally.


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