Conferences and events
Deep End Conference 2021: 50 years of the inverse care law
It is 50 years since The Lancet published Julian Tudor Hart’s seminal paper describing the inverse care law. It remains as relevant now as it was in 1971, and its importance has been brought sharply into focus during the pandemic.
The last year has highlighted the devastating effects of health inequalities globally and the impact of market forces on healthcare, communities, and individuals.
This timely conference reflected on the inverse care law; the origins of the GPs at the Deep End and its work; before reviewing progress in health inequalities and considering what still needs to be done.
Julian Tudor Hart, the inverse care law and General Practitioners at the Deep End (Prof Graham Watt)
Unmet need: the inverse care law at the GP coalface (Dr Catriona Morton)
Research evidence on the inverse care law in Scotland (Prof Stewart Mercer)
The crisis in social connection (Darren McGarvey)
Tackling health inequalities: a collective priority (Naureen Ahmad)
Health inequalities: public health matters (Sir Harry Burns)
Q&A with speakers