This webinar will explore the key priorities relating to racial and ethnic inequalities in areas such as mental healthcare, maternal and neonatal health, digital access to healthcare and the health and care workforce. Speakers will examine the current evidence base, the recommendations and solutions that need to be embedded across the health and care system in Wales, to achieve equitable healthcare for all.
Across the UK, racial and ethnic inequalities in access to, experiences of, and outcomes of healthcare are longstanding in the NHS. Addressing racism and racial bias is a priority for health and care leaders. We’ll be looking at what needs to change with a panel of experts.
For too many years, the health of ethnic minority people has been negatively impacted by: bias in healthcare research and in devices, assessments and medications; a lack of high quality ethnic monitoring data recorded in NHS systems; poorer experiences and opportunities within the healthcare workforce, and delays in, or avoidance of, seeking help for health problems due to fear of discrimination.
Dr Habib Naqvi, MBE, chief executive of the NHS Race and Health Observatory will be joined by Sarah Morley, executive director of organisational development and workforce at Velindre University NHS Trust.