15 June 2021

Ethnic health inequalities and the NHS

The NHS Race and Health Observatory has only existed for a few short months but stands ready and able to help support this change, with a vital role to play in supporting many of the recommendations within this report. The Observatory will serve as a critical friend to the NHS, asking questions, but also providing answers, and supporting change.

This report represents one of many steps needed to help understand the factors that shape race inequality in health, including the forces of structural racism and discrimination, and to begin to respond to them with impactful changes. Knowing how the system works, and how it interacts with underserved communities, is an important step towards rebuilding that system in a way that truly has equality at its core. We invite those reading this report to join us on that journey.

Read the full report in PDF format here