NHS Race and Health Observatory

NHS Race and Health Observatory

The NHS Race and Health Observatory, supported by NHS England and hosted by the NHS Confederation, has been established to identify and tackle the specific health challenges facing people from black and minority ethnic (BME) backgrounds.

The Observatory involves experts from this country and internationally, and offers analyses, policy recommendations and support to improve healthcare experiences and outcomes for NHS patients, communities and staff.

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Aims of the Observatory

Aims of the NHS Race and Health Observatory

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Who we are

Details of the board members and executive team

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Pulse oximetry and racial bias

Rapid review examines evidence on the accuracy of pulse oximetry in patients with pigmented skin and provides both strategic and practical recommendations.


COVID-19 vaccine uptake

More needs to be done to increase levels of trust and confidence in the vaccine so the most vulnerable are protected.

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Response to the report of the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities

Institutional racism exists in this country, it exists in the organisations that make up our health and care system, and it exists across wider public establishments, says Race and Health Observatory.

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Rapid coronavirus testing during Ramadan

Muslim community urged to use new rapid testing kits during Ramadan to help detect further cases of COVID-19.

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