Can improving the work environment help solve the UK’s health problem?

Can improving the work environment help solve the UK’s health problem?

Amidst all the discussion surrounding the newly released deprivation data for England, one finding stands out – wherever you are, there are clear correlations between the different “domains” of deprivation. For instance, consider the link between health deprivation and income deprivation. Of the areas in the bottom decile for health deprivation (Figure 1.), 89% are in one of the bottom two deciles for income deprivation. This works both ways – of places in the bottom decile for income deprivation (Figure 2.), 87% are in the worst fifth for health deprivation.