21 November 2021

NHS Race and Health Observatory welcome review of medical devices

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

“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.

“Since then we have commissioned work to look into other ethnic health inequalities around data and maternal outcomes and have recently announced focused work looking into inequalities in sickle cell disease.

“We look forward to supporting the review going forward”.