All about health inequalities and how to tackle them


Having a thorough understanding of health inequalities is so important - every person deserves equitable access to the health services and support they need. Right now, it’s a key driver for the NHS.

The Kings Fund has developed a clear and detailed overview of what exactly health inequalities are and what can be done to tackle this societal issue.

'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.'
Health inequalities introduction, the Kings Fund 2022