United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland consists of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. People in the United Kingdom are living longer. Women continue to have a higher life expectancy than men: 80.5 years and 75.8 years, respectively. By 2030, about 1 in 5 people in the United Kingdom will be aged 65 or over. British people can expect to have more years of unhealthy life than people in most other Eur-A countries.

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Healthy places, healthy people – applying Scotland’s Place Standard tool

Public health experts, focal points from the WHO European Healthy Cities Network, academics, architects and urban planners gathered recently in Edinburgh for a workshop on the Place Standard tool, a framework that helps determine whether a place is fulfilling the needs of those who use it and supporting their health and well-being.

WHO/Europe offices

European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, LSE
London School of Economics and Political Science
Cowdray House (Room J404)
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE

European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, LSHTM
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
15-17 Tavistock Place
London WC1H 9SH

Ministry of health

Department of Health
Richmond House
79 Whitehall
London SW1A 2NS
Tel.: +44 20 7210 5155
Fax: +44 20 7210 5410
http://doh.gov.uk

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Life expectancy at birth, in years (as of 2010)


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