Health outcomes and experience in the healthcare system – UK Government assessment

Progress assessment

Limited progress

There have been legal or policy changes to improve human rights protections but very limited evidence of sustained improvements in the enjoyment of human rights on this issue

The UK Government set out a number of actions to reduce health inequalities and improve outcomes in the NHS Long Term Plan. The NHS response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic was substantial, although the diversion of resources has led to backlogs in accessing care. Existing inequalities in health outcomes and experiences for different groups were compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read more about the UK and Welsh Governments’ actions on health outcomes and experience in the healthcare system.

The assessment was made based on the evidence available up to 10/12/2022