Our vision for the next government


As the world’s oldest public health agency, the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) has a proud history of advocating for and enabling changes that transform the nation’s health for the better. We are currently at a critical time for health in the UK, with the nation’s health getting poorer and inequalities widening.  

Following years of austerity, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, life expectancy has stalled, significant numbers of people are dying early from preventable illnesses and record numbers of people are dropping out of the labour market due to ill-health. Where people are born and live continues to have a massive impact on their life, their health and when they die. 

Against this backdrop is a chronic and systemic failure to truly adopt a public health approach to policymaking, backed up by a long-term investment in prevention.


Our election priorities