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PHE report highlights health inequalities

Public Health England (PHE) has released its Health Profile for England 2018, which highlights some interesting trends regarding the nation’s health.

As a society, we are living longer with life expectancy now at 79.6 years for men and 83.2 for women. In addition to this, health at every stage of life is now better than ever.

The report also highlights that health inequalities are still prevalent, with those in the richest areas enjoying an average of 19 more years of good health.

Duncan Selbie, chief executive at Public Health England, said: ‘Inequalities in health undermine not only the health of the people but also our economy. As we work to develop the NHS long term plan, we must set the ambition high. If done right, with prevention as its centrepiece, the payoff of a healthier society and more sustainable NHS will be huge.’

See the full report and news release here