Press release

3 November 2022

Pandemic worsened ethnic disparities in hospital care

People from Asian groups experienced a much larger fall in planned hospital care during the pandemic than people from White, Black or Mixed ethnic groups, new analysis reveals today.

View more
27 October 2022

Top 50 Black and Minority Ethnic Health Leaders Announced

Leading black and minority ethnic individuals working across healthcare have been recognised in the Health Service Journal’s annual listing of the top 50 most influential black and minority ethnic people in health, announced today.

This year’s list has been sponsored by the NHS Race and Health Observatory.

View more
4 October 2022

New review to examine health inequalities in Jewish communities

Low immunisations, high Covid-19 rates and increased breast cancer risks – some of several health inequalities disproportionally found amongst Jewish communities in England – are set to be explored in new review commissioned by the NHS Race and Health Observatory.

View more
22 September 2022

Public Digital announced to lead Observatory’s Sickle Cell Disease digital discovery project

Barriers to treatment, support and emergency healthcare faced by patients experiencing acute painful sickle cell episodes will be investigated by the NHS Race and Health Observatory. The Independent health body plans new evidence-based recommendations to improve emergency care and treatment pathways for NHS sickle cell patients.

View more
26 July 2022

NHS Race and Health Observatory Announces New Board Member

The Chief Executive of University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust, Eugine Yafele, has been appointed as a new Board member of the NHS Race and Health Observatory. Eugine will ensure a continued focus on acute delivery as the previous acute expert Board member Patricia Miller has taken on a new role.

View more
23 June 2022

Research grant awarded to address mental health needs for Gypsy, Roma, and Traveller communities

The NHS Race and Health Observatory has awarded a £100k research grant to the University of Worcester to investigate how mental health services are engaging Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities across the UK.

View more
27 May 2022

Sickle cell digital discovery project announced by Race and Health Observatory

A new programme of work to understand the needs of sickle cell patients and identify improvements in managing acute painful sickle cell episodes is being undertaken by the NHS Race and Health Observatory.

View more
8 April 2022

Observatory appoints advisor to explore ethnic and racial inequalities relating to genomics and precision medicine

Academic general practitioner, Dr Veline L’Esperance, has been appointed as a Clinical Advisor to the Observatory focussing on ethnic and racial inequalities relating to genomics and precision medicine.

View more
14 February 2022

New Review Calls for Radical Action on Stark Ethnic Inequalities Across Healthcare

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
9 February 2022

Research tenders invited to address structural health inequalities

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
31 January 2022

Statement in response to Government review of mandatory vaccinations

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
31 January 2022

Survey to explore levels of ‘trust’ patients have in NHS Primary Care Services

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