Director of Public Health comments on new report on ‘North/South health divide’

Published September 15, 2014 at 14:13

Blackburn with Darwen’s Director of Public Health, Dominic Harrison, has commented on a new report which highlights a health divide between the North and South of England.

‘Due North: the report of the inquiry on health equity for the north’ is the outcome of an independent inquiry, commissioned by Public Health England.

Dominic sat on the panel of the inquiry which worked to identify actions that can reduce the gap in health and life expectancy between the North and South.

Locally, Blackburn with Darwen has been successful in bucking a national trend by improving life expectancy between 2001-11. Health work including the Council’s innovative re:fresh programme has played a vital part in this. The creation of the Council’s new Wellbeing Service also addresses many of the recommendations in the report.

Listen to Dominic’s interview via the link below:

 

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