Blogs

Comment and analysis on key issues on ethnic health inequalities in health and social care.

12 October 2021

Why Black History Month is a golden opportunity to reflect on the future of Black mental health

In recent times, there has been greater awareness of Black History Month. Dr Chuks Nwuba, a speciality doctor in eating disorders, argues that this should be leveraged to improve the mental health stigma endemic in the Black community.

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1 October 2021

Renewing our bold call for door-to-door vaccination units: we cannot afford to leave anyone behind this winter.

COVID-19 has painfully exposed the devastating impact inequalities in our society can have. With the benefit of hindsight, we cannot afford to leave our ethnic minorities communities behind this winter. Dr Halima Begum, CEO of the Runnymede Trust, on the case for door-to-door vaccination units.

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28 September 2021

Reflections of South Asian Heritage Month

My own interest in health and ethnicity was sparked only a few years ago, not because of my NHS role, but due to a life-transforming experience taking part in the BBC1 documentary ‘My Family, Partition & Me’ in 2017.

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29 July 2021

Ethnic inequalities in mortality rates and life expectancy in England and Wales: Why we should treat experimental statistics with caution

Experimental statistics, published by the ONS, suggest that ethnic minority people have longer life expectancies than White people. In this blog NHS Race and Health Observatory board member, Professor James Nazroo and colleagues examine the nature of these statistics and why they should be treated with caution.

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22 July 2021

Likkle but talawah

Over the years, having reached a point of exasperation, I accepted the struggle, hurdles and challenges to overcome can’t take place in isolation.

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22 June 2021

COVID-19 vaccinations and race equality: no trust without agency

For most of us, agency is something that, until recently, was easy to take for granted. In normal life, we make hundreds of choices every day and feel, for the most part, that decisions regarding our life and our health are ours to make. In other words, we feel free.

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7 June 2021

Building trust takes time. The key is starting the conversation.

Public health will not work without the public’s trust. Unfortunately, there is a loss of trust in public institutions among some in our ethnic minority communities.

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7 June 2021

Ethnicity coding in health care

Health care is becoming more digitalised, and data-driven. Precision medicine, clinical decision support systems and predictive analytics are no longer the future, but our present. Covid 19 has also accelerated the adoption of new technologies and new ways of working.

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25 May 2021

The ethnicity pay gap in the NHS and Agenda for Change

With equal pay at its heart, how much has Agenda for Change helped with differences in pay across the NHS’s ethnically diverse workforce?

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