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New Marmot Review says UK must ‘Build Back Fairer’ following COVID-19

20 December 2020

The impact of the pandemic on young people’s health is highlighted in a report by Professor Sir Michael Marmot, Director of UCL’s Institute of Health Equity (IHE).

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The new landmark report highlights how children and young people are at risk from worsening health and living shorter lives post the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The report, called ‘Build Back Fairer: The COVID-19 Marmot Review’, was contracted via UCL Consultants, part of UCL Innovation & Enterprise.

It notes how the excess death rate linked to COVID-19 is higher in England than anywhere else in Europe. Lockdowns, the tier system and the resulting isolation have caused harm to children and young people’s health and wellbeing, as well as limiting prospects for improved long-term health.

The ‘Build Back Fairer’ review builds on the UCL IHE report ‘Health Equity in England: The Marmot Review 10 Years On’, published in February 2020. Both reports make a number of recommendations to government for improving health and wellbeing in England.

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