Health Equity Indicators for the NHS

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There are substantial inequalities in health care outcomes between rich and poor, which raise important concerns about quality of care and justice. We have developed health equity indicators that NHS and local government decision makers are using to find out what impacts their actions are having on health inequalities. 

CHE visualisation tools: Official NHS tools:

Journal articles: 

  • Health equity indicators for the English – final report to the NIHR HS&DR Programme. HS&DR 2016
  • How a universal health system reduces inequalities – Lessons from England. JECH 2016
  • Review of socioeconomic inequalities in England. CHE RP 129 (PDF  , 1,654kb) 
  • The costs of inequality: whole-population modelling study of lifetime inpatient hospital costs in the English National Health Service. JECH 2016
  • Unequal socioeconomic distribution of the primary care workforce: whole-population small area longitudinal study. BMJ Open 2016
  • Are some areas more equal than others? Socioeconomic inequality in potentially avoidable emergency hospital admissions within English local authority areas from 2004/5 to 2011/12. JHSRP 2016
  • Outcomes and inequalities in diabetes from 2004/5 to 2011/12. BJGP 2016

Press releases:

Media coverage:




To find out more, please contact Richard CooksonMiqdad AsariaShehzad Ali