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About This Report:

The case for action on healthy life expectancy.

Health inequalities are entrenched in this country and life expectancy has been getting worse in the poorest areas. This was brutally exposed during the covid pandemic when people under 65 in the poorest parts of the country were four times more likely to die. Now, as we face the cost of living crisis and the NHS faces increased pressures, we risk things becoming worse still. This report focuses on healthy life expectancy (HLE) - the age which people can expect to reach in good health. This research was designed to support the stated ambition of the government: