Association of Anatomical Pathology Technology


Inequalities in Healthcare Alliance - Letter to the Prime Minister

The AAPT are proud to be one of 92 IHA members to sign this letter to the Prime Minister today

AAPT position on health inequalities:

  • As a member of the Inequalities in Health Alliance (IHA), we've co-signed a letter to the Prime Minister calling for an explicit health inequalities strategy, that considers the role of every department and every available policy lever in tackling health disparities
  • The best way to improve health is to focus on the factors which shape it. As a member of the IHA, we believe a cross-government strategy is the only way to address the underlying causes of health inequalities
  • Many deaths could have been prevented if there had been better levels of general health before the pandemic. That's why, as a member of the IHA, we're calling for a cross-government strategy to reduce health inequalities

John Pitchers FAAPT, AAPT Chair: "Health inequality is a structural problem that is bad for everyone in society. Reducing health inequalities is a matter of fairness and social justice.

In England, the many people who are currently dying prematurely each year as a result of health inequalities would otherwise have enjoyed, in total, between 1.3 and 2.5 million extra years of life (Marmot, 2010).

That’s why we’re asking for a cross-gov strategy to reduce health inequalities"

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