The Health Gap

Health Inequality in Britain

1.Complete the exercise, print, then investigate the Black Report on Health Inequality then return for class discussion
2. Investigate the Rowntree Foundation link - write a report expalining why there is a health gap and how it could be solved

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The introduction of the NHS as part of a broader State clearly showed that had taken full responsibility for the health and welfare of all its citizens. Between 1948-1970 tremendous were achieved such as;

The introduction of prescription
Mass and immunisation against infectious diseases
Significant improvement in infant rates thanks to improvements in antenatal, neonatal and midwifery care

As a result the health of the nation dramatically and mortality rates have fallen.

However there remain significant health inequalities discernible in Britain.

Health Inequality
class people have a higher infant mortality rate than the national average
Working class people are statistically more likely to suffer from chronic medical conditions such as , strokes and heart disease
Working class people are more likely to be before retirement age
Social Class 5 (manual workers) can expect to live fewer years than social class 1 (professionals)
in general live longer than men
People living in the South of England longer than people living in the North of England
Some minority groups have higher than average infant mortality rates
Women are statistically more likely to be diagnosed as suffering from illness
Single women have better mental health than women
Afro Caribbean people are more likely to be admitted to a hospital

Now read extracts of the
Black Report and collect further evidence of the health divide in your notes