In the media

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

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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Channel 4
26 January 2021

Channel 4: Why historic injustices are causing vaccine hesitancy among ethnic minorities

Interview on Channel 4 featuring Dr Habib Naqvi on ethnicity data recording and survey revealing low vaccine take-up amongst almost three quarters of Black Britons.

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Yorkshire Evening Post
23 January 2021

Yorkshire Evening Post: Leeds Black and minority ethnic communities ‘need to be able to make informed choice’ on COVID-19 jabs

Heather Nelson, chief executive of Leeds-based Black Health Initiative, spoke to the Yorkshire Post  on her RHO role and how local Black and minority ethnic communities 'need to be able to make informed choice' on COVID-19 jabs.

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