The UK continues to feel the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic, both through its impact on the nation’s health, as well as the prolonged impact on the UK economy.
Yet despite this, there isn’t enough attention on boosting population health, the NHS and social care to build resilience to future shocks and support economic recovery.
For the 2022 REAL challenge lecture, Andy Haldane, Chief Executive of the RSA and former Chief Economist at the Bank of England, explored the relationship between health and wealth.
He drew lessons from the pandemic and argued for a more holistic economic growth strategy where health and wealth are inextricably linked.
Andy was joined by a panel of respondents:
- Jordan Cummins, Programme Director of Health, Confederation of British Industry (CBI)
- Dr Ricky Kanabar, Assistant Professor of Social Policy, University of Bath
- Jill Rutter, Senior Fellow, Institute for Government.
The event was chaired by Dr Jennifer Dixon, Chief Executive of the Health Foundation.