In the media

The NHS Race and Health Observatory’s position: keep up-to-date with the Observatory’s coverage in the media. 

1 December 2021

NHS Race Observatory calls for support of health inequality leads

Senior Leaders assigned to improve health inequalities in the NHS need to be supported and equipped to tackle local health inequalities with their progress mapped against key action plans.

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26 November 2021

Survey finds ‘BAME’, ‘BME’ and ‘Ethnic Minority’ not representative

Generic collective terms such as ‘BAME’, ‘BME’ and ‘Ethnic Minority’ are not representative or universally popular, according to the latest results of a consultation led by the NHS Race and Health Observatory.

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19 November 2021

NHS Race and Health Observatory appoints sickle cell expert

The NHS Race and Health Observatory is pleased to announce the new appointment of a medical advisor to explore sickle cell inequalities in NHS healthcare delivery.

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15 October 2021

NHS leader on ethnic health inequalities makes urgent call for people from minority ethnic backgrounds to learn CPR

Dr Habib Naqvi, the director in charge of the NHS Race and Health Observatory, is calling on everybody, and particularly people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds to learn CPR skills this Restart A Heart Day, October 16.

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6 October 2021

Top 50 Black and Minority Ethnic Health Leaders Announced

Leading black and minority ethnic individuals working across healthcare have been recognised in the Health Service Journal’s annual listing of the 'Top 50' most influential black and minority ethnic people in health, announced today.

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BBC Eastern Air
8 August 2021

Covid 19: Experts warn pulse oxygen monitors work less well on darker skin

Dr Habib Naqvi talks about the Observatory’s rapid evidence review into Pulse Oximeters and guidance being clarified by the NHS on the Eastern Air programme.

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Eastern Eye
1 August 2021

Oximeters less accurate for people from Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds

“We need to ensure there is common knowledge on potential limitations in healthcare equipment and devices, particularly for populations at heightened risk of life-changing illness, this includes black, Asian diverse communities using pulse oximeters to monitor their oxygen levels at home.” Director of the NHS Race and Health Observatory, Dr Habib Naqvi.

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BBC
31 July 2021

Covid: Pulse oxygen monitors work less well on darker skin, experts say

NHS update guidance on blood oxygen monitors following concerns raised by the NHS Race and Health Observatory on misreadings from devices when used on black and darker skin tones.

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31 July 2021

NHS Update Guidance On Blood Oxygen Monitors

In April 2021, the NHS Race and Health Observatory published a rapid review with recommendations into the accuracy of Pulse Oximeter readings for people from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds.

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17 July 2021

Caution urged amid lifting of lockdown restrictions and Eid celebrations

The independent NHS Race and Health Observatory and the Muslim Doctors Association are urging caution ahead of lockdown relaxation rules which coincide with the Muslim festival of Eid ul-Adha next week, 19 July.

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16 July 2021

NHS Race and Health Observatory response to The Bureau of Investigative Journalism – undocumented migrants

The NHS Race and Health Observatory has issued a response to The Bureau of Investigative Journalism survey report into undocumented migrants.

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14 July 2021

NHS Race and Health Observatory response to Health and Care Bill

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