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9 December 2021

International Experts on Race and Health call for greater vaccine access in response to the Omicron variant

Responding to the new COVID-19 Omicron variant, the Professor leading the NHS Race and Health Observatory’s International Race and Health Experts Group, has warned, “vaccine equity” is a fundamental requirement across the globe.

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1 December 2021

NHS Race Observatory calls for support of health inequality leads

Senior Leaders assigned to improve health inequalities in the NHS need to be supported and equipped to tackle local health inequalities with their progress mapped against key action plans.

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26 November 2021

Survey finds ‘BAME’, ‘BME’ and ‘Ethnic Minority’ not representative

Generic collective terms such as ‘BAME’, ‘BME’ and ‘Ethnic Minority’ are not representative or universally popular, according to the latest results of a consultation led by the NHS Race and Health Observatory.

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19 November 2021

NHS Race and Health Observatory appoints sickle cell advisor

The NHS Race and Health Observatory is pleased to announce the new appointment of a medical advisor to explore sickle cell inequalities in NHS healthcare delivery.

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15 October 2021

NHS leader on ethnic health inequalities makes urgent call for people from minority ethnic backgrounds to learn CPR

Dr Habib Naqvi, the director in charge of the NHS Race and Health Observatory, is calling on everybody, and particularly people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds to learn CPR skills this Restart A Heart Day, October 16.

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6 October 2021

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.

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31 July 2021

NHS Update Guidance On Blood Oxygen Monitors

In April 2021, the NHS Race and Health Observatory published a rapid review with recommendations into the accuracy of Pulse Oximeter readings for people from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds.

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17 July 2021

Caution urged amid lifting of lockdown restrictions and Eid celebrations

The independent NHS Race and Health Observatory and the Muslim Doctors Association are urging caution ahead of lockdown relaxation rules which coincide with the Muslim festival of Eid ul-Adha next week, 19 July.

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16 July 2021

NHS Race and Health Observatory response to The Bureau of Investigative Journalism – undocumented migrants

The NHS Race and Health Observatory has issued a response to The Bureau of Investigative Journalism survey report into undocumented migrants.

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14 July 2021

NHS Race and Health Observatory response to Health and Care Bill

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13 July 2021

NHS Race and Health Observatory launch consultation on ethnicity terminology

The NHS Race and Health Observatory has today issued a new survey for stakeholders and communities to engage over preferred terminology for describing ethnic identity.

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10 June 2021

NHS Race and Health Observatory welcomes new US partnership to tackle health inequalities

Following the announcement today by the UK government, the NHS Race and Health Observatory warmly welcomes the announcement of the partnership with the US Centre for Disease Control’s Office of Minority Health and Health Equity.

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