The PHE report on why BAME groups are hit harder by Covid has been badly misunderstood

The eagerly-awaited report from Public Health England on Disparities in the risk and outcomes of COVID-19 provides crucial information in the search for an explanation of why Black…

  • Authors: Josh Holden, Peter Kenway
  • Category: Health



If BAME nurses are more likely to lack PPE than their white British colleagues, why – and what are the wider implications?

A new report from the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) finds that black and minority ethnic (BAME) nurses are more likely to lack Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) than their white…

  • Author: Peter Kenway
  • Category: Services



Excess deaths in the time of Covid show how wrong our understanding of this crisis has been

With the UK now at the top of the European deaths table for Covid-19, simple comparisons between headline numbers have little left to tell. Several researchers have turned their…

  • Author: Peter Kenway
  • Category: Older People



Self-isolation doesn’t work for crowded households – Government needs to take the WHO’s advice and respond

How hard is it to self-isolate at home? Not hard at all if you’re empty nesters with a choice of bedrooms to hide away in. But if you’re a family with no rooms to spare, and…

  • Authors: Josh Holden, Peter Kenway
  • Category: Housing and Homelessness



Big change in health inequalities in England

Over the last decade, inequalities in life expectancy grew between England’s most deprived and less deprived areas. At the same time, the gap in life expectancy between men and…

  • Author: Tom MacInnes
  • Category: Income and Poverty



Deprivation, gender and health inequalities in England

Yesterday the Office for National Statistics released its most recent data on inequality in life expectancy in England. The data shows that that between 2001-2004 and 2007-2010…

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  • Category: Income and Poverty



Monitoring Poverty and Social Exclusion in the UK 2010

The fall in child poverty in the first year of the recession shows how big an impact tax credits and benefits can make in the short term – while the rise and rise of in-work…

  • Authors: Peter Kenway, Anushree Parekh, Tom MacInnes
  • Category: Income and Poverty