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TACKLING HEALTH INEQUALITIES in England, Scotland and Wales: A comparative perspective
Collingwood College Durham

30th March 2009

With their devolved powers, how different are the approaches of Britainís three governments to tackling health inequalities? Do national differences shape knowledge and action locally? How does performance assessment influence what professionals working to improve health say about their work and progress with narrowing health inequalities? What can be learned from national and national-local comparisons?†

Expert speakers included:
Sir Derek Wanless, Conference Chair
Kay Barton, Head of Health Improvement Strategy, Scottish Government
Chris Tudor-Smith, Head of Health Improvement Division, Department of Public Health and Health Professions, Welsh Assembly Government
Martin Gibbs, Local Government & Communities Manager, Health Inequalities Unit, Department of Health
Professor Tim Blackman, Director, Wolfson Research Institute