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25 November 2022

REACH-OUT: Caring for the healthcare workforce post-COVID-19

In 2021, the NHS Race and Health Observatory partnered with the United Kingdom Research Study into Ethnicity and COVID-19 Outcomes in Healthcare Workers (UK-REACH), to undertake a longitudinal study looking at the impacts of long-COVID on the physical and mental health of healthcare workers, and the broader impacts to their working, social and family lives.

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15 November 2022

Collating good practice content for the Race and Health Observatory’s interactive digital platform

The Observatory is currently developing an interactive digital platform to supplement our current website (https://www.nhsrho.org/about-us/). The primary purpose for the platform will be to help people to identify where ethnic inequalities exist and highlight actions they can take to reduce these inequalities.

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3 November 2022

The elective care backlog and ethnicity

This report, produced jointly by the NHS Race and Health Observatory and the Nuffield Trust, provides the most detailed statistical analysis of the English hospital care backlog to date. It looks at variation in treatment rates for routine hospital care both before and during the Covid-19 pandemic, across five main ethnic groups and by socioeconomic group and geography.

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3 November 2022

Pandemic worsened ethnic disparities in hospital care

People from Asian groups experienced a much larger fall in planned hospital care during the pandemic than people from White, Black or Mixed ethnic groups, new analysis reveals today.

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27 October 2022

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.

This year’s list has been sponsored by the NHS Race and Health Observatory.

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4 October 2022

New review to examine health inequalities in Jewish communities

Low immunisations, high Covid-19 rates and increased breast cancer risks – some of several health inequalities disproportionally found amongst Jewish communities in England – are set to be explored in new review commissioned by the NHS Race and Health Observatory.

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22 September 2022

Policy Briefing: The Ockenden review

This briefing examines the Ockenden review through the lens of race equality and makes recommendations for best practice in the future.

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22 September 2022

Public Digital announced to lead Observatory’s Sickle Cell Disease digital discovery project

Barriers to treatment, support and emergency healthcare faced by patients experiencing acute painful sickle cell episodes will be investigated by the NHS Race and Health Observatory. The Independent health body plans new evidence-based recommendations to improve emergency care and treatment pathways for NHS sickle cell patients.

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22 September 2022

Review of NHS health communications with (and for) the Jewish community

Health inequalities that disproportionally affect the Jewish community include immunisation take up, Covid-19 and breast cancer risks. This research will provide insights that help promote effective and respectful engagement and communication between health service providers and the Jewish community in order to improve patient experiences.

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26 August 2022

Increasing representation of ethnic minority women in breast cancer clinical trials

UK data shows people from an ethnic minority background are underrepresented in clinical trials. The NHS Race and Health Observatory in partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support is working together to improve access to clinical trials for black and ethnic minority women with breast cancer.

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26 July 2022

NHS Race and Health Observatory Announces New Board Member

The Chief Executive of University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust, Eugine Yafele, has been appointed as a new Board member of the NHS Race and Health Observatory. Eugine will ensure a continued focus on acute delivery as the previous acute expert Board member Patricia Miller has taken on a new role.

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7 July 2022

Making A Difference: A Review of the NHS Race and Health Observatory’s First Year

This review looks back on the Observatory's first year in operation, highlighting the progress the organisation has made in that short time, and the impact it has already begun to have on the ethnic health inequality in the UK. As well as outlining areas of significant change, the review also looks forward, towards the work of the next few years, and the opportunities that await.

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