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Welcome to the Health Equity Evidence Centre

A new hub with evidence-informed solutions for equitable health and care

Our approach to health equity

About us

We are a research collaboration, based mainly within universities, with a passion to eliminate health and care inequalities through high quality evidence and innovation. We believe that everyone should be able to enjoy good health and the highest standard of healthcare. Our work draws on the latest machine learning software and is made possible through funding from the NHS.

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Latest resources

What works: Achieving equitable lipid management

Cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of death in the UK, particularly impacting socioeconomically disadvantaged and ethnic minority groups. Primary care services have a significant role to play in mitigating inequalities in lipid management within health care. This evidence brief examines the available evidence on inequalities across the NHS England cholesterol pathway.

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What works: Addressing inequalities in the primary and secondary outpatient interface 

An estimated 15 million GP appointments are used every year dealing with issues between primary and secondary care. A dysfunctional primary-secondary care interface is likely to widen health inequalities by disproportionately impacting underserved populations. This evidence brief examines the evidence and provides recommendations on what works to reduce inequalities at the primary-secondary care interface.

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How do the Conservative and Labour manifestos measure up in terms of health inequalities? 

The manifestos have been published, but what are they likely to mean for health and care inequalities? Let’s take a closer look and examine the underlying evidence.

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Why political parties need to address health inequalities before the elections 

The NHS is one of the key issues which will decide how the electorate votes in the UK general election this July. [1] Political parties are signalling that they share this concern with pledges for reducing waiting times, improving healthcare through technology and innovation, and increasing workforce and capacity. In parallel, major public health charities, […]

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