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Time for action: addressing health inequalities for children and young people

The King's Fund, London, W1G0AN
£60 +VAT
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Tackling health inequalities for children and young people has never been more important with NHS England’s Core20plus5 approach gives a clear steer on how to address these health inequalities from the top.

The cost-of-living crisis and the Covid-19 pandemic have exacerbated inequalities for children and young people, against a backdrop of 4.2 million children already living in poverty in the UK (2021–22).

As the health and care system continues to grapple with operational and strategic challenges, and there are increasing and competing pressures on the budgets of integrated care systems (ICSs). This conference will take a solution-focused approach to explore how the health and care system can adapt to deliver meaningful change for children and young people, and how their voices and equitable resource allocation can take centre stage in decision-making.

Join us at this in-person conference on Tuesday 12 March 2024, where you’ll be part of a wide-ranging audience from central and local government, the NHS, private and voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector organisations, and people with lived experience.

What can I expect from the event?

Sessions include: 

  • priorities for tackling children and young people’s health inequalities 

  • how to work with ICSs to develop a strategic focus on children and young people’s health inequalities 

  • the impacts of the rising cost of living, and the long-lasting impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on children and young people’s health

  • how to involve children and young people meaningfully in the design and delivery of services 

  • supporting school-based early intervention and prevention for children’s mental health

  • what good digital support looks like for children and young people 

  • the future direction of travel for policy, and priorities for creating healthier lives for children and young people. 

Event partner

Logo for Barnardo's children's charity


This event is held in partnership with Barnardo's.

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Speakers include

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    Marie Gabriel

    Chair, NHS North East London and NHS Race and Health Observatory
  • Rukshana Kapasi photo

    Rukshana Kapasi

    Director of Health, Barnardo’s
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    Professor Simon Kenny

    National Clinical Director for Children and Young People, NHS England
  • Professor Sir Michael Marmot photo

    Professor Sir Michael Marmot

    Director, University College London (UCL) Institute of Health Equity
  • Professor Bola Owolabi photo

    Professor Bola Owolabi

    Director, National Healthcare Inequalities Improvement Programme, NHS England
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    Dame Rachel de Souza

    Children’s Commissioner for England
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    Dr Priya Singh

    Chair, NHS Frimley Integrated Care Board
  • Professor Simon Kenny

    National Clinical Director for Children and Young People, NHS England


Tuesday, 12 March 2024

Join us for a day of panel discussions, speeches and opportunities to network with peers and exhibitors

Ticket prices

Please note, there is a £20+VAT surcharge to cover the cost of processing invoices. This is in addition to the ticket price and will be added to your invoice. There is one invoice fee per order, not per ticket. There is no charge for paying by debit or credit card. Please note: We are not offering organisational discounts for this event.

This event is now sold out.

  • General admission

Bursary tickets

We offer a number of free bursary places for patients and carers. These places are limited to maintain a balance of voices in the room between patients, service users, carers, and health and care professionals. To apply for a bursary place please email us a short paragraph explaining why you wish to attend.

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