This report, produced by the Health Foundation’s COVID-19 impact inquiry, is a comprehensive review of the factors that fuelled the UK’s COVID-19 death toll.
The inquiry gathered evidence from a wide range of sources to consider how experiences of the pandemic were influenced by people’s existing health conditions and inequalities in health. This highlighted implications for government decision making in recovery from the pandemic and the investment needed to ensure everyone can enjoy the same opportunity for good health and wellbeing. The inquiry was carried out by an in-house secretariat at the Health Foundation, guided by an expert advisory panel.
Drawing on a broad range of sources, the inquiry report considers two main questions:
- How were people’s experiences of the pandemic influenced by their pre-existing health and health inequalities?
- What is the likely impact of actions taken in response to the pandemic on the nation’s health and health inequalities – now and in the future?