Equality and inequality in health

Measuring and commissioning for equity
Date: 
Venue: 
The King's Fund

In brief

This half-day conference focused on measuring and commissioning for equitable health care services. The conference offered an update on how policy on inequalities and equity is being brought together, and featured practical examples of how to use routine data to measure inequalities and commission services that are fair and accessible.

Programme

Programme

Session one: Setting the context

  • Welcome and introduction
    Chair: Veena Raleigh, Senior Fellow, Policy, The King's Fund 
  • Keynote Address
    David Buck, Deputy Director, Health Inequalities Unit, Department of Health
  • The tension between equality and inequality issues
    Dr Bobbie Jacobson OBE, Director, London Health Observatory
  • What needs measuring – findings from the Strategic Review of Health Inequalities in England post-2010
    Dr Tammy Boyce, Research Fellow (Public Health), The King's Fund, Senior Research Fellow, Health Inequalities Review for England

Session two: How can routine data tell us about inequalities in service use?

  • Chair
    Dr Bobbie Jacobson OBE, Director, London Health Observatory 
  • Using data to support needs assessment
    Veena Raleigh, Senior Fellow, Policy, The King's Fund
  • Using GP data and QOF
    Dr Christopher Millett, Consultant in Public Health, Imperial College London
  • Using data for improvement – an international perspective from the US
    Ruth Thorlby, Fellow, Health Policy, The King's Fund

Session three: Workshops: Using routine data to measure inequalities and prioritise commissioning 

This session featured practical examples of how to use routine data to measure inequalities and commission services that are fair and accessible.

  1. Patient profiling and data analysis
    Carole Adebayo, Health Intelligence Manager, Liverpool Primary Care Trust
    Pauline Mitchell, Equality Data Manager, Liverpool Primary Care Trust
  2. NHS Lambeth Datanet: collecting patient level clinical, cultural and ethnicity data to investigate inequalities in care
    Sarah Corlett, Consultant in Public Health, NHS Lambeth
    Dr Richard Williams, GP, PEC Member, NHS Lambeth
  3. Identifying the equality dimensions within inequalities: implications for targeting interventions
    Jan Smithies, Associate Delivery Manager, Health Inequalities National Support Team, Department of Health

Session four: Creating change

  • Interactive session
    This session gave delegates the opportunity to discuss how to use data to make changes happen in practice.

Speakers

Speakers

Keynote speaker

  • David Buck
    Deputy Director, Health Inequalities Unit, Department of Health

Speakers

  • Carole Adebayo
    Health Intelligence Manager, Liverpool Primary Care Trust 
  • Dr Tammy Boyce
    Research Fellow (Public Health), The King's Fund, Senior Research Fellow, Health Inequalities Review for England
  • Sarah Corlett
    Consultant in Public Health, NHS Lambeth
  • Dr Bobbie Jacobson OBE
    Director, London Health Observatory
  • Dr Christopher Millett
    Consultant in Public Health, Imperial College London
  • Pauline Mitchell
    Equality Data Manager, Liverpool Primary Care Trust
  • Veena Raleigh
    Senior Fellow, Policy, The King's Fund
  • Jan Smithies
    Associate Delivery Manager, Health Inequalities National Support Team, Department of Health
  • Ruth Thorlby
    Fellow, Health Policy, The King's Fund
  • Dr Richard Williams
    GP, PEC Member, NHS Lambeth