Last month Professor Sir Michael Marmot published the Marmot review, 10 years on, accompanied by a case study evaluating the impact of devolution on health inequalities within Greater Manchester.
The review found that the gap between life expectancy between rich and poor areas is increasing, as a result of persistent health inequalities. These health inequalities are closely linked to where we live, work and play, which have been impacted by the cuts to public spending. The most deprived areas have seen the biggest decrease in public spending from the government.
Click here to find out more about the report and how Greater Manchester has started to tackle health inequalities through devolution.
Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic numerous organisations have been conducting research and exploring the implications of the pandemic and lockdown on a number of factors, including physical activity.
Better Health will help capture the imagination of the nation, using this unique moment in time to help kick start our health – to eat better and get moving.