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Familial hypercholesterolemia is a disorder that is typically inherited from a parent causing high cholesterol levels. Without treatment, it can cause early heart attacks along with a higher risk of heart disease. With some advances in clinical practice and research, a substantial gap remains in the understanding of familial hypercholesterolemia among Black, Asian and minority ethnic individuals.View more
According to the Office for National Statistics, approximately a quarter of women giving birth in England and Wales are from minority ethnic groups. However, ethnic minority women have worse maternity health outcomes than White women.View more
A major review into ethnic inequalities in healthcare has revealed vast inequalities across a range of health services. Some of the largest inequalities were found for mental healthcare where treatment for Black groups was particularly poor.View more
At the frontier of medical innovation, technologies promise to make healthcare more personalised, more efficient and safer.View more
Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities are historically underrepresented in psychology research and in psychological therapies and evidence shows that these communities experience health inequalities across several metrics.View more
People with a learning disability who come from minority ethnic backgrounds face significant health inequalities.View more
The independent NHS Race and Health Observatory has today published a series of invitations to commission reviews which explore the gaps in health care provision for racialised and minority ethnic communities and offer evidence-based recommendations for change.View more
Dr Habib Naqvi, director of the NHS Race and Health Observatory, said:
“The Observatory welcomes the Government’s decision announced on 31 January, to consult on ending a legal requirement for front-line NHS staff in England to be vaccinated against Covid-19.View more
A survey to assess levels of trust Black, Asian and ethnic minority communities have in the primary care services they engage with has been launched by the independent NHS Race and Health Observatory.View more
Dr Habib Naqvi, director of the NHS Race and Health Observatory response to the latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) publication on ethnic contrasts in deaths involving Covid-19.View more
Some of the most influential figures on race and health inequalities will take part in the independent NHS Race and Health Observatory’s forthcoming international conference on ‘Race, Racism and Health’.View more
Dr Habib Naqvi, Director of the NHS Race and Health Observatory:
“We are now experiencing the highest rates of COVID-19 infections since the pandemic began, but there still remains lingering doubt about vaccines and boosters amongst some of our Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups, especially those from Bangladeshi and Pakistani communities.
“We urge all those who have yet to receive their jabs to speak with healthcare professionals who understand the science, the data and how effective vaccines actually are. Having full facts is vital in making an informed decision on vaccine uptake.View more