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  1. Content Article
    Introduction - The case for a cross-government approach Chapter 1 - Promoting good mental health and prevention Chapter 2 - Tackling inequalities in mental health Chapter 3 - The NHS and support at the point of need Chapter 4 - Helping people with mental health problems to live well in the community Chapter 5 - The mental health workforce
  2. News Article
    A new study has revealed poorer communities are facing higher rates of smoking-related cancer than richer areas. Cancer Research UK now want tobacco companies to help fund more stop smoking campaigns to help poorer areas go smoke free. According to new figures from Cancer Research UK, there are nearly twice as many cancers caused by smoking among the poorest people in England compared to the richest. In a new study looking at quantifying the effect of avoidable cancers linked to smoking, researchers have said there were 11, 000 cases of smoking related cancers in groups that had the low
  3. Content Article
    Covid-19 health outcomes The pandemic's implications for wider health and wellbeing Changes in the wider determinants of health The experiences of some groups disproportionately affected by the pandemic Public perceptions of Covid-19 and health inequalities Recovery, risks and opportunities Conclusions
  4. News Article
    More than one in three middle-aged British adults are suffering from at least two chronic health conditions, including recurrent back problems, poor mental health, high blood pressure, diabetes and high-risk drinking, according to research that warned that health in midlife is on the decline. The study of “generation X” adults born in 1970 found that those who grew up in poorer families were 43% more likely to have multiple long-term health conditions than their peers from wealthier households. Those who had been overweight or obese as children, who had lower birthweight and who had exper
  5. Event
    Anchor institutions are large organisations, connected to their local area, that can use their assets and resources to benefit the communities around them. Health and care organisations, as well as providing healthcare services, are well-placed to use their influence and resources to improve the social determinants of health, health outcomes and reduce health inequalities. This King's Fund event will explore what anchor institutions are, what they look like in practice and how we can embed some of those ways of working within health and care. We will look at how health and care organisati
  6. Event
    The King's Fund's flagship event brings together senior leaders working in health and social care to celebrate the latest best practice and explore the most pressing opportunities and challenges facing the system. Hear about: the role of the NHS and the wider health and care system in tackling health inequalities what the new health and social care Bill means for the system in England how the recovery from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is being managed and plans to meet the backlog challenge how to meet the needs of the health and care workforce. Registe
  7. News Article
    In a new report, Michael Marmot has found Greater Manchester had a 25% higher rate of death incidences from Covid-19 than anywhere else in England. A report commissioned by the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership outlines several key recommendations such as increasing Greater Manchester's budget for prevention, increasing funding and support for training, identifying the minimum income needed for healthy living and investing in routine data collection. The report outlines that now is the time to take these recommendations as actions to address the inequality issue
  8. News Article
    New research has found the death rate in Manchester was 25% higher than the rest of England during the pandemic. The report describes how Manchester is experiencing a number of avoidable health inequalities that needs to be addressed. The Mayor of Manchester has said people on lower incomes are less able to control their exposure to the virus and that more needs to be done to help communities hit hardest by the pandemic. Read full story. Source: BBC News, 29 June 20201
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    Can you tell us a bit about yourself and why you have a particular passion for improving care for people with learning disabilities? I’m a GP working at Brownlow Health which is within the Central Liverpool Primary Care Network (CLPCN). My interest in improving care comes from my parents who both work with people with learning disabilities; my mum is a support worker my dad and is a manager of two day services. I have heard from them about the barriers that exist when accessing healthcare for people they support. This has inspired me to try and do something to help, especially now th
  10. News Article
    The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has submitted evidence to a consultation run by the Department of Health and Social Care. The RCN has raised concerns that female patients are not listened to which results in delayed diagnosis and poor patient outcomes. It has also been suggested that there needs to be a bigger focus on designing services for women's needs and provide better support for women in the workplace, particularly in the healthcare sector. Read full story. Source: RCN, 10 June 2021
  11. News Article
    A new report published by Devon Clinical Commissioning Group, consultancy Nous reveals worrying examples of discrimination towards ethnic minority staff. It has been noted that attempts at progress and improving equality has had 'limited effectiveness' with ethnic minorities experiencing minimal resources to carry out their roles. Findings showed ethnic minorities faced barriers to appropriate care with staff experiencing "substantial inequalities". Read full story.(paywalled) Source: HSJ, 10 June 2021
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    The NHS is the biggest UK employer of Black and Minority Ethnic staff. More action needs to be taken to tackle disparities and prejudice to make our NHS more equitable for staff and patients alike. Dr Anu Obaro has recently shared her experiences through a BOB impact story, in which she has reflected on how she presented the subject to her peers at a roundtable event. Join Dr Anu Obaro and guests for a one-hour webinar as they discuss how you can take action to instil anti-racism where you work. In this webinar, you will learn: How racism can be institutionalised. How you
  13. News Article
    A hospital trust has decided to prioritise people with learning disabilities for elective treatment, after analysis showed they were disproportionately affected by lengthy waits for care, along with some people who have a minority ethnic background. The decision forms part of wider analysis at Calderdale and Huddersfield Foundation Trust of how the impact of covid, and work to recover from it, can exacerbate health inequalities and how this can be addressed. The FT said in a board paper it would “initially prioritise [people with a learning disability] for treatment after cancer and