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14 July 2021

NHS Race and Health Observatory response to Health and Care Bill

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13 July 2021

NHS Race and Health Observatory launch consultation on ethnicity terminology

The NHS Race and Health Observatory has today issued a new survey for stakeholders and communities to engage over preferred terminology for describing ethnic identity.

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22 June 2021

Windrush passenger, Alford Gardner, 95, reflects on 73rd anniversary and Covid-19

Today, 73 years after the arrival of the SS Empire Windrush from the Caribbean to the UK, 95-year-old Windrush passenger, Alford Gardner, tells the NHS Race and Health Observatory about his journey and how he has spent the past year in lockdown.

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15 June 2021

New report calls for NHS to escalate plans tackling ethnic health inequalities

As the biggest employer of black and minority ethnic staff in Europe, the National Health Service needs to work more closely with local communities and other parts of the healthcare system to address long-standing ethnic health disparities and close the gap on future health inequalities.

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10 June 2021

NHS Race and Health Observatory welcomes new US partnership to tackle health inequalities

Following the announcement today by the UK government, the NHS Race and Health Observatory warmly welcomes the announcement of the partnership with the US Centre for Disease Control’s Office of Minority Health and Health Equity.

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7 June 2021

Ethnicity coding in English health service datasets

Ethnicity coding in English health service datasets, finds that in 2019/20, 13% of inpatients and 17% of outpatients did not have a known, stated ethnicity recorded.

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28 May 2021

Open statement to healthcare providers from the NHS Race and Health Observatory, Nursing and Midwifery Council, General Medical Council, and the Care Quality Commission

Today the NHS Race and Health Observatory, supported by three regulators, has called on healthcare leaders to ensure that policies and processes are fair, inclusive and in line with the 2010 Equality Act.

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24 May 2021

Invitation to Tender: rapid evidence review on ethnic inequalities in health and care

We are looking for an organisation, academic team, or consultant with experience of working on ethnic health inequality in the UK health and care context, and with an established familiarity with the literature in this area.

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1 April 2021

NHS Race and Health Observatory’s response to the report of the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities

The NHS Race and Health Observatory outlines its initial response to the report from the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities, 31 March 2021.

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26 March 2021

Pulse Oximeter Bias Highlighted in Rapid Review

The accuracy of Pulse Oximeter readings from Black and minority ethnic people could be seriously misleading, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic, and need further assessment.

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6 March 2021

NHS Race and Health Observatory urges BME communities to complete Census 2021

The NHS Race and Health Observatory is urging Black and minority ethnic communities to complete this years’ national census to help capture information on health conditions.

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11 February 2021

Race and Health Observatory host first webinar to address COVID-19 hesitancy

Leading Black and minority ethnic health experts from the NHS Race and Health Observatory addressed key concerns, facts and misinformation over COVID-19 and vaccines in a live webinar.

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