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 pandemic has been substantial, although the diversion of resource has led to reductions in service provision that have had a negative impact on health outcomes. Existing entrenched inequalities in health outcomes and experience for different groups have been compounded by the 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 18/03/2021