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Letters Widening health inequalities

Health inequality is a political issue

BMJ 2019; 366 doi: (Published 17 July 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;366:l4694
  1. Justin A Robbins, retired GP
  1. Plymouth PL8 2LB, UK
  1. justin.robbins3{at}

Experts in public health are calling for major policy reforms to tackle the growing disparities in life expectancy and worsening health inequalities.1 Wasn’t the NHS set up 71 years ago to deal with these very …

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