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Health Inequalities & Population Health

Health inequalities are avoidable, unfair and systematic differences in health between different groups of people. There are many kinds of health inequality, and many ways in which the term is used.


This means that when we talk about ‘health inequality’, it is useful to be clear on which measure is unequally distributed, and between which people (the King’s Fund). 

The infographic offers a summary of the health inequalities faced by people from Black, Asian and other ethnic communities. For a more detailed read, take a look at the report by the Race and Health Observatory.

Nurse and Patient

Dr Esther Mukuka, NIHR Head of Research Inclusion and NHS Race and Health Observatory  explain how they will support further action to tackle health inequalities.

Prescription Medication

Healthcare Inequalities: Access to NHS prescribing and exemption schemes in England

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