Austerity is a damaging choice

Mortality rates, and related indicators such as life expectancy, are important markers of the overall health of a population. Since around 2012, profound and deeply concerning changes to these indicators have been seen in Scotland, and across the UK: a stalling in mortality improvements overall, alongside increasing death rates among the most deprived communities, and a widening in inequalities. This animation explains this worrying trend and why it matters.

Video by Glasgow Centre for Population Health