David Buck

Senior Fellow, Public Health and Inequalities

David works in the policy team.

Before joining the Fund, David worked at the Department of Health as deputy director for health inequalities. He managed the Labour government's PSA target on health inequalities and the independent Marmot Review of inequalities in health. While in the Department he worked on many policy areas – including on diabetes, long-term conditions, dental health, waiting times, the pharmaceutical industry, childhood obesity and choice and competition – as an economic and strategy adviser. He has also worked at Guy's Hospital, King’s College London and the Centre for Health Economics in York where his focus was on the economics of public health and behaviours and incentives.


Moving into the public health system of the future while learning from the past: lessons from London

The King’s Fund has been working to support London’s public health ‘family’ and its partners to learn from their experiences during the Covid-19 pandemic and develop shared principles for working together in the future. Kevin Fenton, Director of the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities in London, and members of The King’s Fund’s project team, share their reflections on this process.