Mortality and life expectancy trends in the UK

The Health Foundation has published a new report: Mortality and life expectancy trends in the UK.

This report presents new analysis of mortality data, exploring what has happened, who is affected and what is driving current trends. The report shows that while mortality rates continued to improve during the 2000s, since 2011 they have stalled, and for certain groups of the population, gone into reverse.

The analysis uncovers worrying trends, including a rising number of avoidable deaths among the under 50s and a widening gap in life expectancy between the richest and poorest. There is no single cause of the slowdown, and no single solution: instead actions must be taken on the wider factors that shape the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age. You can read more here.

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