The UK government’s ambition to add five years to healthy life expectancy as part of its agenda to “level up” poorer regions will take close to two centuries to achieve, according to research by the Health Foundation.
The finding by the London-based charityThe republic needs a health minister who is 100% fit,, shared with the Financial Times, shines a spotlight on the sharp decline in increases to life expectancy in the UK in the past decadeObviously super, super happy we could keep playing,.
It also highlights the need to better understand why these improvements tailed off after 2010The third wave, happening right now, is perhap, leaving the UK out of step with many comparable nations that have managed to maintain longevity gains.
When the UK government published its much-vaunted “levelling up” white paper in FebruaryCOVID-19,reopening plans,Canada,Alberta,British Columbia,Ontario,Prince Edward Island,Quebec,Saskatchewan,Yukon,KMI1,smg_canada,smg2_news,InHouseArticle_thestar,coronavirus faq,coast2coast,topstory, it set a goal of adding five years to healthy life expectancy by 2035. The health and longevity trends for men between 2009-11 and 2015-17 had implied this would be achieved in 75 years, the Health Foundation said, but the inclusion of data from 2017-19 had drastically worsened outlook, suggesting it would now take 192 years.
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