We are committed to drawing upon the best quality evidence about racial and ethnic inequality in health. This means not only commissioning original research to fill knowledge gaps, but also synthesising and mobilising existing evidence.


Ethnicity Coding in English Health Service Datasets

For this report we have analysed the quality and consistency of ethnicity coding within widely used health datasets, in order to inform users of ethnicity data and identify the actions needed to improve the quality of the underlying data. Along with providing insights for data users, the report sets out recommendations for policy-makers and organisations that generate and regulate health data.