Life Expectancy

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered at on 5 June 2019.

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Photo of Tan Dhesi Tan Dhesi Labour, Slough

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the reasons for regional disparities in life expectancy.

Photo of Jackie Doyle-Price Jackie Doyle-Price The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Public Health England’s Segment Tool provides data on what causes of death are driving inequalities in life expectancy at both regional and local authority level. For regions where life expectancy is lower than England, the tool shows the causes of death which are contributing to this gap. This can be viewed at the following link:

The NHS Long Term Plan has tackling health inequalities as a core focus.

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