The Child of the North: COVID-19 Update

In partnership with the Northern Health Science Alliance, this panel event brought together experts to discuss the impacts of health inequalities in the North

Pre-pandemic child health in the North of England was poor and deteriorating. Since the pandemic these trends have worsened further. This panel discussion will focus on 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.

  • Rachel Wearmouth, Senior Political Correspondent, Daily Mirror (Chair)
  • Tulip Siddiq MP, Shadow Minister (Education) and MP for Hampstead and Kilburn
  • Hannah Davies, Health Inequalities Lead, Northern Health Science Alliance
  • Professor David Taylor-Robinson, Professor of Public Health and Policy, University of Liverpool

This event was recorded on Tuesday 28 September 2021 and formed part of our party conferences fringe programme.