Health inequalities have worsened over the past 10 years, we have seen evidence of inequalities in how people access healthcare and the outcomes they experience as a result.  

Trusts have a vital role to play in addressing the systemic challenge of health inequalities, embedding a focus on equitable access to and outcomes from care, alongside work to reduce waiting lists and transform services. 

Our Health Inequalities programme for trust boards aims to help trust leaders make sense of health inequalities and embed it as part of 'core business', with resources informed by our research and engagement with trust leaders, through webinars, briefings and peer learning events.