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Reform Advisory Board member, Lord Warner wrote a comment piece for The Guardian, where he argues that devolution of health powers to Manchester could help those poorest members of society.
“If you are poor and therefore more prone than others to ill-health, the NHS does little to equalise your chances. It is the shocking truth about an institution that sits at the core of our citizenship. A boy raised today in Gorton, east Manchester, can expect to die almost 15 years sooner than his Chelsea-born contemporary. This reality has remained largely unaltered by 67 years of the NHS. But all this is changing. In Greater Manchester, a health revolution is under way.”