Published on 18 Jul 2017

Life expectancy stalls in England

Home Affairs Correspondent

For decades, life expectancy has been steadily going up. But new analysis shows that unlike other rich countries like Hong Kong and Japan, in England it has dramatically stalled since 2010, when the Conservatives introduced austerity. Experts say it could be linked to what they called “miserly” spending on health and social care. The Department of Health insists the NHS has just been rated the number one healthcare system in the world.