Author Topic: North's 'poor health hurts economy' says report  (Read 83 times)

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-46264451

Relatively poor health in the north of England has a major impact on the area's economic performance, according to a report.

The Northern Health Science Alliance (NHSA) study said the government should try to improve the region's health as part of its industrial strategy.

Life expectancy and productivity is lower in the North than in the rest of England, it stated.

But the government said it had "a strong track record" on health.

A Department of Health and Social Care spokesperson said the government's ambition was "to help people live longer, healthier lives, regardless of where they live.




The NHSA commissioned universities in Newcastle, Manchester, Lancaster, Liverpool, Sheffield and York to produce Health for Wealth - Building a Healthier Northern Powerhouse for UK Productivity.

It looks at the impact of health on productivity and the chances of improving it by "regional growth through health improvement".

It called for an increase in NHS funding in the area to be spent on prevention services and health science research.
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