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25 January 2022

‘Race, Racism and Health’ Conference Announced

Some of the most influential figures on race and health inequalities will take part in the independent NHS Race and Health Observatory’s forthcoming international conference on ‘Race, Racism and Health’.

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31 December 2021

Communities urged to get jabbed this New Year

Dr Habib Naqvi, Director of the NHS Race and Health Observatory:

“We are now experiencing the highest rates of COVID-19 infections since the pandemic began, but there still remains lingering doubt about vaccines and boosters amongst some of our Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups, especially those from Bangladeshi and Pakistani communities.

“We urge all those who have yet to receive their jabs to speak with healthcare professionals who understand the science, the data and how effective vaccines actually are. Having full facts is vital in making an informed decision on vaccine uptake.

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15 December 2021

NHS Race and Health Observatory Sign Memorandum of Understanding with US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The UK’s independent NHS Race and Health Observatory has today announced it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (CDC).

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11 December 2021

Race and Health Observatory to work with UK academic team to explore impact of Long-COVID on UK Healthcare Workers

The NHS Race and Health Observatory has today announced the start of a three-year study to investigate the long-term impact of COVID on NHS healthcare workers (HCWs) across the UK from diverse ethnic backgrounds and roles.

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9 December 2021

International Experts on Race and Health call for greater vaccine access in response to the Omicron variant

Responding to the new COVID-19 Omicron variant, the Professor leading the NHS Race and Health Observatory’s International Race and Health Experts Group, has warned, “vaccine equity” is a fundamental requirement across the globe.

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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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23 November 2021

NHS Race and Health Observatory to host panel session with NHS England on health checks for people with severe mental illness

The NHS Race and Health Observatory welcome you to join our Chair Marie Gabriel and NHS England and Improvement Chief Executive, Amanda Pritchard, for an online panel session discussing the importance of physical health checks for people with severe mental illness.

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21 November 2021

NHS Race and Health Observatory welcome review of medical devices

The NHS Race and Health Observatory welcomes the review of medical devices by the Health and Social Secretary Sajid Javid, announced today.

Statement from Dr Habib Naqvi, director of the NHS Race and Health Observatory.

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8 November 2021

Invitation To Tender: Review of NHS managed national patient and public mobile applications (apps)

The Observatory is committed to commissioning high quality and impactful research into how new digital innovations are impacting ethnic health inequalities.

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8 November 2021

Invitation To Tender: Review of Equality Impact Assessments for new treatments and disruptive innovations

The Observatory is committed to commissioning high quality and impactful research into how new digital innovations are impacting ethnic health inequalities.

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22 October 2021

Invitation to Tender: Review of neonatal testing and practice in Black and Asian newborns

Through stakeholder and community engagement, the Observatory has identified concerns that Black and Asian babies in the UK may be adversely impacted by routine perinatal practices and procedures that have been developed for newborns.

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