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We need to tackle wealth inequalities to improve our nation’s health

Life expectancy in the UK has begun to stall and even reverse for some groups and the time spent living with one or more persistent health conditions has increased, threatening the quality of our later life.

Couple in the park

Jess Kuehne, Senior Programme Manager for Healthy Ageing, examines how widening wealth inequalities have a detrimental effect on our health and what we must do to ensure that a healthy later life isn't only for the well-off.