#MSCOVID19: inequality

We all focus on the obvious risk factors that predict who will and who won’t die of severe COVID-19, but the one that needs a deep think is deprivation the main social determinant of health. The latest data that has just been released from the ONS (Office for National Statistics) is a grim reminder that survival during COVID-19 is not only dependent on physical factors but social factors as well...


Prof G why the sudden and recent fixation with inequality?  There is overwhelming evidence that many health outcomes, including life expectancy, infant mortality, obesity, cancer survival rates, suicide, addiction and many more are linked to the level of economic inequality within society. In short, greater economic inequality leads to worse health outcomes.  Inequality does not necessarily refer...

Reinventing the wheel or the 4×4

We were rightly criticised last year for holding a meeting that highlighted the problem of variance in the provision of MS services, in the NHS. without a plan and vision about how to change things. I hope we have listened to you. The follow on meeting that we are hosting next month (8th-9th July) has a more ambitious agenda; it will even come with a 3-year action plan. I have always made the...



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