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Cross government strategy needed to reduce health inequalities, says alliance

BMJ 2021; 374 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.n2275 (Published 15 September 2021) Cite this as: BMJ 2021;374:n2275
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. Kent, UK

A coalition of health and social care organisations has written to the prime minister to call for an explicit cross-government strategy to reduce health inequalities.

The Inequalities in Health Alliance says this should have clear measurable targets that consider the role of every department and uses every available policy lever to tackle health disparities.

A position paper—The case for a cross-government strategy—from the Royal College of Physicians, which convenes the Inequalities in Health Alliance, highlights real life stories of how people’s health is impacted by non-clinical factors such as poor housing.1

One doctor said that they have a …

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