Health equity in England: The Marmot Review 10 Years On


Author(s):*Listed Alphabetically
Allen J, Boyce T, Goldblatt P, Marmot M, Morrison J

Year of Publication:
2020

Publisher(s):
Institute of Health Equity

Publication Type:
Report

Abstract:

This report, commissioned by the Health Foundation, explores what has happened to health inequalities and social determinants of health in the decade since the Marmot Review of 2010.

It examines the changes in inequalities in life expectancy and health over the last decade; the social determinants of health since 2010; national, local and community actions on health inequalities and social determinants over the last decade, and sets out proposals for prioritising and implementing action on the social determinants of health, setting out an agenda for the Government.

Following the Introduction, Section 2 of the report describes changes in inequalities in life expectancy and health over the last decade and explores some of the explanations for these changes. Section 3 is concerned with the social determinants of health since 2010 and reviews changes in five of the six priority areas from the original Marmot Review and makes recommendations for action. Section 4 describes in detail national, local and community actions on health inequalities and social determinants over the last decade, some of which were directly influenced by the original Marmot Review. Proposals are made for prioritising and implementing action on the social determinants of health, setting out an agenda for the Government to ensure that the trend of rising inequality and poor health is reversed and improvements made.

Fair Society Healthy Lives, the Marmot Review, published in 2010, set out an analysis of the causes of health inequalities in England and what needed to be done to address them. The Marmot Review showed the importance of social determinants of health acting through the life course, and made recommendations in six domains:
• Give every child the best start in life
• Enable all children, young people and adults to maximise their capabilities and have control of their lives
• Create fair employment and good work for all
• Ensure a healthy standard of living for all
• Create and develop healthy and sustainable places and communities
• Strengthen the role and impact of ill health prevention.

 



Evidence Type: Policy Document

Main Focus: Wellbeing / Quality of life

Research Purpose: Discussion / Debate

Context: Community

Art Forms: Multi-Arts

Access Type: Free Download

APA Citation:

Marmot, M., Allen, J., Boyce, T., Goldblatt, P., Morrison, J. (2020). Health equity in England: The Marmot Review 10 years on. London: Institute of Health Equity.