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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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23 June 2022

Research grant awarded to address mental health needs for Gypsy, Roma, and Traveller communities

The NHS Race and Health Observatory has awarded a £100k research grant to the University of Worcester to investigate how mental health services are engaging Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities across the UK.

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21 June 2022

Top speakers set to headline Race and Health Observatory’s International Conference

The NHS Race and Health Observatory has today, 21 June, announced a major line-up of international speakers for its inaugural ‘Health, Race and Racism’ conference taking place on 7 and 8 July.

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19 June 2022

Sickle Cell Bundle Cluster Randomised Trial Project

A recent parliamentary inquiry into avoidable deaths and failures of care for sickle cell patients in secondary care identified that too often acute painful sickle episodes are poorly managed by the NHS. It recommended that the NHS Race and Health Observatory (NHSRHO) undertake a study into sickle cell care in relation to race and ethnicity.

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8 June 2022

Statement in response to Health and social care review: leadership for a collaborative and inclusive future

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

“The Observatory welcomes the findings of this report that place equality, diversity and inclusion at the heart of the progress which desperately needs to be made across the NHS.

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6 June 2022

Sickle Cell Comparative Research to Inform Policy Project

A recent parliamentary inquiry into avoidable deaths and failures of care for sickle cell patients in secondary care identified inadequate investment in sickle cell care. It recommended that the NHS Race and Health Observatory (NHSRHO) undertake a study into sickle cell care in relation to race and ethnicity.

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27 May 2022

Sickle cell digital discovery project announced by Race and Health Observatory

A new programme of work to understand the needs of sickle cell patients and identify improvements in managing acute painful sickle cell episodes is being undertaken by the NHS Race and Health Observatory.

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23 May 2022

Sickle Cell Digital Discovery Project

A recent parliamentary inquiry into avoidable deaths and failures of care for sickle cell patients in secondary care identified that too often acute painful sickle cell episodes are poorly managed by the NHS. It recommended that the NHS Race and Health Observatory undertake a study into sickle cell care in relation to race and ethnicity.

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20 May 2022

Statement in response to Terms of Reference for COVID-19 Inquiry

The director of the NHS Race and Health Observatory is backing calls for health inequalities to be prioritised as part of the Terms of Reference for the Covid-19 Inquiry.

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12 May 2022

Invitation to Tender: Trauma Informed Care

Trauma informed care has been increasingly explored within services over recent years both in health and social care, as well as criminal justice. Broadly speaking, a trauma-informed approach to care can be described as one which ‘aims to provide an environment where a person who has experienced trauma feels safe and can develop trust’.

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8 April 2022

Observatory appoints advisor to explore ethnic and racial inequalities relating to genomics and precision medicine

Academic general practitioner, Dr Veline L’Esperance, has been appointed as a Clinical Advisor to the Observatory focussing on ethnic and racial inequalities relating to genomics and precision medicine.

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