he report, which was commissioned by the Health Foundation, highlights:
- People can expect to spend more of their lives in poor health
- Improvements to life expectancy have stalled, and declined for the poorest 10% of women
- The health gap has grown between wealthy and deprived areas
- Place matters – living in a deprived area of the North East is worse for your health than living in a similarly deprived area in London, to the extent that life expectancy is nearly five years less.