Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has told ITV Daybreak that local authorities can learn lessons in the north-south divide.
People living in the north of England have a greater risk of dying early than those in the south, according to a table released by the government today.
The Health Secretary said: "All these areas have different programmes happening on the ground. We want them to learn from each other".
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