Sponsored byNHSA Spotlight 5 October 2020 Watch: NS and NHSA webinar on using universities and healthcare to level up across the UK Jonathan Ashworth MP, Professor Clare Bambra and Dr Seamus O'Neill discuss how the North's health assetts can play a role in the levelling up strategy. Sign UpGet the New Statesman's Morning Call email. Sign-up Across the north of England, there is an established regional inequality in access to healthcare, which contributes to a productivity divide as well as a reduced life expectancy. This has been exacerated by the pandemic. In order to tackle these inequalities and level up the economy, full use needs to be made of the North’s health assets across universities, local authorities and hospitals. On 24 September, the New Statesman virtually convened its annual conference during Labour week, with a series of panel events, interviews and guest speeches from some of the Labour party's most senior members, as well as business leaders and experts. An online panel discussion and live Q&A, sponsored by NHSA, explored these key issues. The panel, chaired by New Statesman Britain editor Anoosh Chakelian, brought together Jonathan Ashworth MP, Emma Hardy MP, New Castle University Professor of Public Health Clare Bambra and NHSA CEO Dr Seamus O’Neil to discuss how the North’s universities and the NHS can play a role in the levelling up strategy. Watch the session back here: To find out about our future events, click here. › Watch: NS and Sellafield webinar on the role of social impact frameworks in a green recovery Subscribe For more great writing from our award-winning journalists subscribe for just £1 per month!