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1/ As a medical student I was taught:

Less well off people die earlier than more well off people (Marmot)

Those that need our help are least able to access it. (Tudor-Hart)

I'm summarising #Marmot2020 with key graphs. Apologies if I've lost nuance here @MichaelMarmot. #FOAMed
2/ Too often in medicine we focus on 'direct' causes of disease: smoking, diet.

What drives these causes, i.e. indirect causes such as social/economic factors? #Marmot2020 #FOAMed

➡️ Spending on social protection, education, housing and environment has GONE DOWN as % GDP 📉 % of GDP on social spending has gone down over the last decade

➡️Council spending for people in the most deprived areas has been cut the most 📉
#Marmot2020 #FOAMed Council spending per person by quintile of Index of Multiple Deprivation average score, 2009/10 to 2017/18 has decreased the most for most deprived areas.
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Tweeps: two weeks ago today, I nearly lost my life due to a very serious bilateral pulmonary embolism.

I had no symptoms at all, except for tiredness & a little breathlessness, which I attributed to other causes. When you're living with chronic mental ill health & ...1/
...on a very low income due to #UniversalCredit, you get used to feeling rubbish a lot of the time. Vague symptoms like fatigue are inevitably dismissed by GPs.

Over the course of about 8 hours on that Tues, tho, I started feeling faint & very weird. 2/
I got up to use the loo & collapsed, losing consciousness. When I came round, I couldn't breathe.

Luckily, I managed to reach my phone & paramedics from @Ldn_Ambulance came within 30 minutes.

Unluckily, I couldn't get to the door & ... 3/
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