Health inequality and air pollution – are we joining the dots?
This event is fully funded by Boehringer Ingelheim and co-created with the NHS Confederation.
The impact of air pollution is exacerbating health inequalities within our communities.[i] Exposure to air pollution disproportionately affects the most deprived areas of the country, worsening the risk to the most vulnerable in society.[ii]
Join us for this virtual workshop discussion with Professor Sir Chris Witty, Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for England, the UK government’s Chief Medical Adviser and head of the public health profession; Dr Clare Winter, Senior Net Zero Programme Manager - North East & North Cumbria Integrated Care System and Peter Lillie Sustainability Strategy Consultant, Academic Health Science Network, North East & North Cumbria, chaired by Matthew Taylor, CEO of NHS Confederation. We will hear about the recent findings and recommendations from the CMO report on air pollution, and how an ICS is working with the Cleaner Air Framework to improve air quality for its community of patients.
Together, we will discuss how linking air pollution and health inequalities can help ICS leaders tackle both.
Delegates will be invited into breakout rooms to discuss with peers the opportunities and barriers within their own systems. They will leave this session with ideas on how to integrate their approach to health inequalities and air pollution, to create better health outcomes for all.
Please note this event is for NHS Confederation members only.
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[i] How Air Pollution Makes Society More Unequal. Asthma + Lung UK. Available at: https://www.asthmaandlung.org.uk/how-air-pollution-makes-society-more-unequal (Accessed: March 21, 2023).
[ii] Air Pollution: Applying All Our Health (2021) GOV.UK. Available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/air-pollution-applying-all-our-health/air-pollution-applying-all-our-health (Accessed: March 21, 2023).
Date of Preparation - March 2023 NP-GB-103568