Questions for election candidates: Health inequalities

election20160414questions_healthinequalitiesAverage male life expectancy in Scotland’s least deprived areas is 11 years higher than in the most deprived areas. The gap is 7.5 years for women. More equal societies are also more healthy societies. So solutions start with reduscing income inequality and strengthening public services – rather than simply squabbling over NHS targets.

Question: What action will you take to reduce health inequalities?