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Priorities for tackling ethnic minority healthcare inequalities

14 October 2021 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm

***Full-scale policy conference taking place online***
This conference will examine the next steps for tackling health inequalities amongst ethnic minority communities following the pandemic.

We are pleased to be able to include keynote contributions from Dr Habib Naqvi, Director, NHS Race and Health Observatory; and Professor Mayur Lakhani, Chairman, The Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management (FMLM); Immediate Past President, The Royal College of GPs; and Chair, West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group.

Areas for discussion include:

  • taking forward lessons from the pandemic to address underlying health inequalities amongst ethnic minority communities
  • priorities for policy and care to tackle inequalities in public health and building trust, fairness and inclusivity
  • improving access to healthcare and services for ethnic minority patients, such as mental health and maternity services
  • assessing ethnic minority inequalities in the workforce, supporting social mobility, and identifying the actions that are needed going forward

It takes place against the background of recent developments including:

  • the NHS Race and Health Observatory report, Ethnic health inequalities and the NHSdriving progress in a changing system, which included key recommendations to create systemic change
  • the independent Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities report, which is centred around building trust, fairness, inclusivity
  • the Health and Care Bill, which is aiming to deliver improved integration between health and care in local areas to improve health outcomes and population health


Our forums are known for attracting strong interest from policymakers and stakeholders. Places have been reserved by officials from the Department for Education; the Department of Health and Social CareHM Revenue & CustomsNational Audit OfficeThe Scottish Government; and the Welsh Government. Also due to attend are representatives from the Croydon BME Forum and Luton Borough Council.

Overall, we expect speakers and attendees to be a senior and informed group including Members of both Houses of Parliament, senior government and regulatory officials involved in this area of policy, as well as from representatives from the NHS, executive agencies including clinical staff, regulators, local authorities, the independent and third sectors, community and patient groups, pharmaceutical companies, research and development, law firms, consultancies, and others affected by the issues discussed as well as academics and think tanks, together with reporters from the national and specialist media.

This is a full-scale conference taking place online***

  • full, four-hour programme including comfort breaks – you’ll also get a full recording and transcript to refer back to
  • information-rich discussion involving key policymakers and stakeholders
  • conference materials provided in advance, including speaker biographies
  • speakers presenting via webcam, accompanied by slides if they wish, using the Cisco WebEx professional online conference platform (easy for delegates – we’ll provide full details)
  • opportunities for live delegate questions and comments with all speakers
  • a recording of the addresses, all slides cleared by speakers, and further materials, is made available to all delegates afterwards as a permanent record of the proceedings
  • delegates are able to add their own written comments and articles following the conference, to be distributed to all attendees and more widely
  • networking too – there will be opportunities for delegates to e-meet and interact – we’ll tell you how!

Full information and guidance on how to take part will be sent to delegates before the conference

For more information and booking, click here.