Jane Pilkington, Director of Public Health sat on the stage at the University of Manchester event alongside Professor Chris Whitty.

Jane Pilkington our Director of Population Health joined Professor Chris Whitty, Chief Medical Officer for an event focusing on health inequalities.

The University of Manchester welcomed Professor Chris Whitty, Chief Medical Officer for England on 13 February 2024 for a special event to launch their new bicentenary lecture and podcast series.

Our very own Jane Pilkington, Director of Population Health at NHS Greater Manchester, took part in the event during a panel discussion alongside Professor Whitty and other esteemed colleagues.

The topic of the event ‘health inequalities past, present and future’ was an opportunity to consider the main drivers of inequalities and disparities in health, how these have changed over time and why addressing them remains a major public health priority.

After the event, Professor Whitty was given an honorary degree by the University of Manchester in recognition of his services to public health.

Jane said, “I was absolutely delighted to be asked to take part in this event welcoming Professor Whitty to Manchester. As a society we face the hard truth that the more socio-economically disadvantaged someone is, the higher their risk of poor health and this was a fantastic opportunity to come together and talk about the work we are doing to address health inequalities.

I’d encourage anyone with an interest in health inequalities to read more about our Fairer Health for All framework which sets out our ambition for doing things differently. We want to build a society based on the principles of social justice, to reduce inequalities of income and wealth, to build a wellbeing economy and achieve greater health equity.”

This special event was recorded and is available to watch on YouTube. More information about the University of Manchester’s new bicentenary lecture and podcast series can be found on their website.


Fairer Health for All Framework

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