NE women spend 26% of their life not in good health, 3% pts above the national average, as the #NorthEast which has some of the highest levels of #health inequality in the UK. I asked Minister how he would target areas of high inequality & ensure #research was conducted here. pic.twitter.com/ny1X1ynAZt
— Chi Onwurah ? (@ChiOnwurah) July 21, 2022
The north-east has some of the highest levels of health inequality in the country. North-east women spend more than a quarter of their lives in not good or poor health, which is almost 3 percentage points above the national average. Will the Secretary of State set out the steps that he plans to take to target those areas that already have high levels of inequality? Does he agree that, when he talks about research—I very much welcome the additional research—that should also target areas with high levels of existing inequality, which, unfortunately, is not the case at the moment?