The Child of the North, COVID-19 Update

This panel was hosted in partnership with the Northern Health Science Alliance and N8

Pre-pandemic child health in the North of England was poor and deteriorating. Since the pandemic these trends have worsened further. This panel discussion focused how to tackle the inequalities that exist for children born in the North of England to create a brighter future and look at initial findings from the NHSA and N8’s, Child of the North report which analyses the disproportionate outcomes for those born in the North of England in areas such as life expectancy, ill health, education and economic prospects.

  • Professor Kate Pickett FRSA FFPH, Deputy Director of the Centre for Future Health, University of York (Chair)
  • Damian Green MP, MP for Ashford
  • Mary Robinson MP,  MP for Cheadle
  • Dr Luke Munford, Senior Lecturer in Health Economics, The University of Manchester

This event was recorded on Monday 4 October 2021 and formed part of our party conferences fringe programme.