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Justine Fitzpatrick

Justine is the Interim Director of the London Knowledge and Intelligence Team within the Chief Knowledge Officer’s Directorate in Public Health England. She leads the national workstream to develop and produce indicators for the Public Health Outcomes Framework as well as the health inequalities and tobacco workstreams. She is also working with the London Centre to develop a pan-London health intelligence service. Prior to joining Public Health England, Justine was the Deputy Director at the London Health Observatory. Before joining the Observatory, Justine was at the Office for National Statistics working in the health inequalities team. Justine graduated from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine with an MSc in Medical Demography in 1996.

Life expectancy continues to rise, but inequalities remain

Since life expectancy was first measured in the mid-19th century the trend in England has been of continued increase, interrupted only by the World Wars. Despite this, people in some areas of the country are still not living nearly as …

Of RAGs and riches: indicators of public health in the Public Health Outcomes Framework

“Are we there yet?” You don’t have to travel very far with small children before you are asked this question. In fact, a survey by in March 2013 reported that children ask their mothers around 300 questions every day …