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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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19 October 2021

Invitation to Tender: Mapping of existing policy interventions to tackle ethnic health inequalities in maternity and neonatal health

Through stakeholder and community engagement, the Observatory plans to identify new areas of research and practice to focus on over its first three years of operation.

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15 October 2021

NHS leader on ethnic health inequalities makes urgent call for people from minority ethnic backgrounds to learn CPR

Dr Habib Naqvi, the director in charge of the NHS Race and Health Observatory, is calling on everybody, and particularly people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds to learn CPR skills this Restart A Heart Day, October 16.

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7 October 2021

Invitation to Tender: Development of an Interactive Digital Platform on Ethnic Health Inequalities

The NHS Race and Health Observatory is looking to develop an interactive digital platform (IDP) to supplement our current website (https://www.nhsrho.org/about-us/).

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6 October 2021

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.

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5 October 2021

Invitation To Tender: Ethnic Inequalities in Mental Health: A policy review of the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme

The NHS Race and Health Observatory is looking to commission an organisation to carry out a policy review of the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme, exploring potential ethnic health inequalities experienced by those who interact with the programme.

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1 October 2021

Renewing our bold call for door-to-door vaccination units: we cannot afford to leave anyone behind this winter.

COVID-19 has painfully exposed the devastating impact inequalities in our society can have. With the benefit of hindsight, we cannot afford to leave our ethnic minorities communities behind this winter. Dr Halima Begum, CEO of the Runnymede Trust, on the case for door-to-door vaccination units.

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28 September 2021

Reflections of South Asian Heritage Month

My own interest in health and ethnicity was sparked only a few years ago, not because of my NHS role, but due to a life-transforming experience taking part in the BBC1 documentary ‘My Family, Partition & Me’ in 2017.

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17 September 2021

NHS Race and Health Observatory invite you to a discussion on compassionate leadership and race equality

“If it’s not inclusive it’s not compassionate.”

Join us on 4 October for a discussion on compassionate leadership, race equality within the NHS and its impact upon patient care.

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31 July 2021

NHS Update Guidance On Blood Oxygen Monitors

In April 2021, the NHS Race and Health Observatory published a rapid review with recommendations into the accuracy of Pulse Oximeter readings for people from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds.

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17 July 2021

Caution urged amid lifting of lockdown restrictions and Eid celebrations

The independent NHS Race and Health Observatory and the Muslim Doctors Association are urging caution ahead of lockdown relaxation rules which coincide with the Muslim festival of Eid ul-Adha next week, 19 July.

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16 July 2021

NHS Race and Health Observatory response to The Bureau of Investigative Journalism – undocumented migrants

The NHS Race and Health Observatory has issued a response to The Bureau of Investigative Journalism survey report into undocumented migrants.

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