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.


Inequalities in Mental Health Care for Gypsy, Roma, and Traveller Communities, Identifying Best Practice

This report – Inequalities in Mental Health Care for Gypsy, Roma, and Traveller Communities: Identifying Best Practice is a comprehensive review that explores a lack of mental health care provision for these communities; captures first hand insight; and highlights good practice examples from six effective services across England, most of them run by voluntary Gypsy, Roma and Traveller organisations.


We deserve better: Ethnic Minorities with a Learning Disability and Access to Healthcare

Commissioned by the NHS Race and Health Observatory, this comprehensive recommendations review: ‘We deserve better: Ethnic minorities with a learning disability and access to healthcare’ has been undertaken by the University of Central Lancashire, in collaboration with Manchester Metropolitan University, Learning Disability England and the Race Equality Foundation.


Review of Neonatal Assessment and Practice in Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Newborns: Exploring the Apgar Score, the Detection of Cyanosis, and Jaundice

A new review published today by the NHS Race and Health Observatory outlines challenges in neonatal care for Black, Asian and minority ethnic babies, alongside clear recommendations on tackling them. Tests and assessments that indicate the health of newborns, moments after birth, are limited and not fit-for-purpose for Black, Asian and ethnic minority babies, and need immediate revision according to the NHS Race and Health Observatory.

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The Elective Care Backlog and Ethnicity

The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in a large fall in hospital activity such as consultations, scans, tests and operations across England leading to a huge backlog in routine hospital care with an estimated seven million patients waiting to begin hospital treatment. The report outlines how people from Asian groups, in particular, experienced a much larger fall in planned hospital care during the pandemic than people from White, Black or Mixed ethnic groups.