Tag Archives: Inequalities

Lesbian, gay and bisexual men and women in England report poorer health and worse experiences of healthcare in the NHS

Our analysis of 27,000 responses to the national GP Patient Survey finds gay, lesbian and bisexual people are more likely to report communication problems and have less trust in their GP…

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The pernicious problem of widening health inequalities

The Black Report, published in 1980, was the catalyst for a change in our collective consciousness: it marks a moment in time where our acknowledgement of social inequalities in health, and the policy focus on reducing health inequalities, really took shape.  The question is, how far how have we come? I recently had the pleasure …read more

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Health Services Research, down under

Warm greetings from Wellington, New Zealand! Last week I had the pleasure of attending the 8th biannual Australian and New Zealand Health Services Research conference. I thought I’d share a few of my favourite highlights: (1) Indigenous and first nations health services research The conference kicked off with a pōwhiri from local hosts (Te Āti …read more

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Changes over time in socio-economic inequalities in cancer survival. Can “Victora’s law” help us?

We are often pre-occupied with health care inequalities ‘here and now’. But how are such inequalities generated? And more importantly, what happens to them over time? The answer to these questions can help us to narrow inequalities faster. And in principle, it could even help us in preventing inequalities form occurring in the first place.

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