UK government letting down young people by failing to tackle health inequalities, report warns

UK youth more likely to contract fatal long-term conditions than other western nations due to NHS underfunding, study claims

Young people in the UK are more likely to develop a long-term condition which may kill them or deny them years of healthy life, compared to European and western nations, a report has found.

Britian is “letting down its side of the bargain” with young people, who are drinking and smoking less than ever but are being failed by underefunded health services and economic inequalities.


Full story on the Independent, 20 February 2019