Hasnain Khan concludes his article series on health inequalities and the Marmot Review by discussing the importance of sustainable communities, where citizens are involved in volunteering, charity work. By doing so, people will live healthier lifestyles and the health gap will shrink.
Author: Hasnain Khan
Hasnain is a medical student at the University of Sheffield. He was the president of the Sheffield MedSoc 2020-21, the largest society at the university, representing approximately 1,500 medical students. He led a South Yorkshire Covid-19 medical student volunteer scheme where over 200 students volunteered in hospitals, GPs, hospices and babysitting services for NHS staff across the region. He is the vice-chair of the Yorkshire Socialists Health Association, running ‘Rethink Healthcare’ policy workshops to shape regional and national health policy.
Hasnain Khan writes about health inequalities in the UK; using the Marmot Review, the Labour Party should compile a manifesto where strategies are implemented to improve work-life balance, and thus health equality.
The first step to addressing health inequalities is to give every child the best start in life, and the second, to maximise their capabilities and have control over their lives.
England’s adult social care system has long been in need of reform but successive governments have struggled with how to design and in particular fund a system that provides quality care, is fair and is palatable to the electorate.