23 November 2021

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

24 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.

Tackling mental health is one of the key priorities for the Observatory.  The NHS, through the Long Term Plan, has also committed to increase access to annual physical health-checks for people with severe mental illness who experience stark health inequalities with poorer health outcomes.

The prevalence of severe mental illness is also highest amongst black and minority ethnic groups with life expectancy reduced by 15-20 years.

To hear potential solutions on what can be done, prior registration is required.

 The event will be hosted by the Observatory and opened by NHS Chief Executive, Amanda Pritchard.

The panel includes: 

  • Amanda Pritchard, Chief Executive, NHSE/I
  • Claire Murdoch, National Director, Mental Health NHSE/I
  • Bola Owolabi, National Director, Health Inequalities NHSE/I
  • Dr Nikki Kanani, Medical Director of Primary Care, NHSE/I
  • Andy Bell, Equally Well Collaborative Chief Executive
  • Brian Dow, Deputy Chief Executive, Re-think Mental Illness
  • Emma Tiffin, GP clinical lead Cambridge and Peterborough STP, GP advisor for mental health, NHSE/I
  • Eni Bankole-Race, Co-chair AMH Expert Advisory Network
  • Jacqui Dyer, Equalities Advisor, Mental Health team NHSE/I

When:  Friday 3rd December 2021,  2pm – 3pm

Where: Online webinar

Registration: Please visit Promoting Equitable Uptake of Physical Health Checks for People with Severe Mental Illness (england.nhs.uk)