Gypsies’ and Travellers’ health outcomes are much poorer than the general population and also poorer than others in socially deprived areas. Gypsies and Travellers have the lowest life expectancy of any group in the UK and experience an infant mortality rate which is three times higher than the national average.

TM’s policy team are committed to addressing the unacceptable health inequalities experienced by Gypsies and Travellers through robust research, forward thinking policy development and campaigning. Our policy team sit on the Department of Health’s Inclusion Health Board (IHB) and have successfully secured strong recommendations from IHB to the Government for greater recognition and inclusion of Gypsies and Travellers in the health system.


January 2015 Improving the health of Gypsies and Travellers

March 2014 Inclusion of Gypsies and Irish Travellers in the NHS data dictionary

March 2011 The Health and Wellbeing of Gypsies and Travellers



January 2016 Impact of insecure accommodation and the living environment on Gypsies’ and Travellers’ health

Nov 2012 Inclusion and ethnic monitoring of Gypsies and Travellers in the National Health Service

Sept 2009 Involvement of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Communities in Health & Social Care Policy & Practice