Maximising the impact of the NHS in tackling health inequalities

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Event overview

The NHS has key roles and responsibilities in addressing health inequalities; as commissioners, as employers and as local and national system leaders.

This one-day event provided information, guidance, and examples of good practice to help local system leaders develop their approach.

Session one

Ruth Passman: Tackling health inequalities - building a national focus across the NHS in England

Ruth Passman, ‎Deputy Director for Equality and Heath Inequalities, NHS England

Dr Ann Marie Connolly: The NHS and the new Public Health system

Dr Annmarie Connolly, Deputy Director, Health Equity and Mental Health, Public Health England

Jessica Allen: Reducing inequalities and improving health

Dr Jessica Allen, Deputy Director, UCL Institute of Health Equity

Session two: Measuring inequalities locally and making changes

Richard Cookson: Health Equity Indicators for the NHS

Professor Richard Cookson, Professor and NIHR Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Health Economics, University of York

Chris Bentley: Use of date and intelligence to help address health inequalities locally

Professor Chris Bentley, Public Health Consultant, Centre for Health and Social Care Research, Sheffield Hallam University

Session three

Matthew Osborne: Using Making Every Contact Count (MECC) to address health inequalities in communities

Matthew Osborne, Health Improvement Specialist, Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Alex Bax: Pathway and the Faculty for Homeless and Inclusion Health

Alex Bax, Chief Executive, Pathway

Tower Hamlets Multi-Care Provider: Approach to address health inequalities within the new model of care

Hafsha Ali, Vanguard Programme Manager, Tower Hamlets

Abigail Knight, Acting Associate Director of Public Health, Tower Hamlets

Bernd Sass: User-driven commissioning and disability as an asset or how to reduce health inequalities together

Bernd Sass, Strategic Partnership Manager, Disability Rights UK

Sandra Drewitt: Tackling health inequalities through staff engagement

Sandra Drewett, Director of Human Resources and Organisation Development, East London NHS Foundation Trust

Hildegard Dumper: Proactively engaging with patients and the public as equal partners in tackling health inequalities

Hildegard Dumper, Patient and Public Involvement Manager, People in Health West of England

Closing session: Developing a place-based approach to tackling health inequalities

David Buck: Moving to place-based population health systems - an opportunity for health inequalities

David Buck, Senior Fellow, Public Health and Inequalities, The King’s Fund

Mandip Kaur: Making the difference - inclusion in the NHS

Mandip Kaur, Consultant, Leadership Development, The King’s Fund