In the media

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

The Voice
12 February 2021

The Voice: Race and Health observatory host first webinar addressing COVID-19 vaccines hesitancy

Black and minority ethnic health experts from the NHS Race and Health Observatory address key concerns, facts and misinformation in its first COVID-19 webinar.

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11 February 2021

Race and Health Observatory host first webinar addressing COVID-19 hesitancy 

Black and minority ethnic health experts from the NHS Race and Health Observatory address key COVID-19 concerns, facts and misinformation vaccines in its first webinar.

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i News
11 February 2021

Vaccine groups: Who’s contending to be next in line for COVID-19 vaccination as JCVI plans stage two of roll-out

As the discussions over the next group for vaccination get underway, these are the groups asking the Government to prioritise their case.

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itv Meridian
7 February 2021

ITV Meridian; ‘It is safe’: Why the uptake of the COVID-19 vaccine among some Black and asian people may be low

Dr Habib Naqvi talks about Black and minority ethnic communities and the uptake of the COVID-19 vaccine in a regional report focusing on the South of the UK.

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The Guardian
5 February 2021

Guardian: Up to 100 UK children a week hospitalised with rare post-Covid disease

Dr Habib Naqvi speaks to the Guardian about paediatric inflammatory multisystem syndrome (PIMS), a Covid-related disease discovered in children last spring.

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4 February 2021

Independent: Concern over low vaccine uptake among minority NHS staff groups

Report on low Black and minority ethnic vaccine uptake specifically among Black and minority NHS staff who are not getting vaccinated as fast as white colleagues.

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Eastern Eye
3 February 2021

Eastern Eye: We need action, not words, to end healthcare inequalities

Article on closing the gaps in healthcare access and outcomes between ethnic groups following a study by University of Manchester researchers, published in The Lancet.

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Healthcare Leader
2 February 2021

Healthcare Leader: Dr Habib Naqvi: ‘We need clear action to protect those at risk from Covid’

Profile interview with Dr Habib Naqvi on the race and health observatory, racial inequality in patient healthcare and the disproportionate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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2 February 2021

NHSE ‘should publish real-time data on staff vaccine uptake by ethnicity’

“Live, real-time” data on covid-19 vaccine uptake by ethnicity — including about NHS staff — should be published, the director of a new race observatory has said.

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News and Star
29 January 2021

News and Star: Ethnic minorities and younger adults ‘less likely to say they will get vaccine’

Office for National Statistics report - Coronavirus and the social impacts on Great Britain – an examination of attitudes towards vaccination of more than 14,000 people.

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28 January 2021

ITV: A matter of life and death – ITV news told of urgency to vaccinate britains vulnerable-ethnic-minorities

Dr Habib Naqvi talks to Rageh Omaar about the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation and guidance required on health inequalities for COVID-19 priority groups.

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Eastern Eye
27 January 2021

Eastern Eye: New group will address ethnic and race disparities in healthcare

In an introductory interview, Dr Habib Naqvi discusses the launch of the NHS Race and Health Observatory, describing it as a “catalyst for change”.

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