This toolkit is intended to support clinicians and medical students working across the UK in reducing health inequalities. To inform the toolkit, the BMA asked clinicians across the UK to tell them about initiatives they have seen or taken part in in their local areas, which have helped tackle such inequalities.
Doctors are close to the problem of health inequalities and see it in their work every day. The stories of projects that have been collected in this toolkit are to give clinicians ideas to try should they wish to act themselves.
Some of the determinants of inequality this toolkit might help you address first are:
- health education
- substance abuse
- income insecurity
- experience of the criminal justice system
- access to healthcare.