Reducing health inequalities

Sets out criteria to assess whether health bodies are meeting their health inequalities duties.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government



The latest letter from Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt to the heads of a number of health bodies acknowledges the progress made in addressing health inequalities in 2013 to 2014.

It also sets out the criteria he will use to assess how they are meeting their legal duties on health inequalities in 2014 to 2015.

The criteria cover:

  • governance, accountability and monitoring arrangements
  • being strategic and evidence-based
  • working collaboratively with partners
  • addressing health inequalities across main priorities such as reducing premature mortality
  • improving access and outcomes for vulnerable groups
Published 31 January 2014
Last updated 10 December 2014 + show all updates
  1. Added letter from Jeremy Hunt acknowledging progress made in addressing health inequalities in 2013 to 2014 and setting out criteria for 2014 to 2015.
  2. First published.