News

Get the latest news from the NHS Race and Health Observatory. Contact us to subscribe for the latest news, announcements and updates.

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.

View more
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.

View more
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.

View more
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.

View more
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.

View more
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.

View more
Press Release
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.

View more
Press Release
14 January 2021

World leading experts appointed to NHS Race and Health Observatory as it begins work to tackle health inequalities and impact of COVID-19

The NHS Race and Health Observatory, has appointed its full board of non-executive directors, bringing in some of the world’s leading experts on health inequalities.

View more