Inequalities in care

The NHS aims to provide a comprehensive service to everybody, irrespective of status, but there are unjust and deep-rooted differences in the quality and experience of care for different social groups that need to be resolved in an equitable way. Identifying and fixing these issues is highly complex and requires clear thinking and sustained action.       

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Tackling health care inequalities

Health care services are a microcosm of the societies they serve, and the social groups that bear the worst of systemic inequalities in life expectancy are also more likely to experience poor access and worse outcomes to NHS care when seeking support. This panel session discusses what the NHS could be doing to mitigate these deep-rooted issues and assesses the state of policy making in this area. 

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