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.

This event was supported by NHS England.

Session one

Ruth Passman, ‎Deputy Director for Equality and Heath Inequalities, NHS England
Tackling health inequalities - building a national focus across the NHS in England

Dr Annmarie Connolly, Deputy Director, Health Equity and Mental Health, Public Health England
The NHS and the new Public Health system

Dr Jessica Allen, Deputy Director, UCL Institute of Health Equity
Reducing inequalities and improving health

Session two: Measuring inequalities locally and making changes

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

Professor Chris Bentley, Public Health Consultant, Centre for Health and Social Care Research, Sheffield Hallam University
Use of date and intelligence to help address health inequalities locally

Session three

Matthew Osborne, Health Improvement Specialist, Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Using Making Every Contact Count (MECC) to address health inequalities in communities

Alex Bax, Chief Executive, Pathway
Pathway and the Faculty for Homeless and Inclusion Health

Hafsha Ali, Vanguard Programme Manager, Tower Hamlets
Abigail Knight, Acting Associate Director of Public Health, Tower Hamlets
Tower Hamlets Multi-Care Provider: Approach to address health inequalities within the new model of care

Bernd Sass, Strategic Partnership Manager, Disability Rights UK
User-driven commissioning and disability as an asset or how to reduce health inequalities together

Sandra Drewett, Director of Human Resources and Organisation Development, East London NHS Foundation Trust
Tackling health inequalities through staff engagement

Hildegard Dumper, Patient and Public Involvement Manager, People in Health West of England
Proactively engaging with patients and the public as equal partners in tackling health inequalities

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

David Buck, Senior Fellow, Public Health and Inequalities, The King’s Fund
Moving to place-based population health systems - an opportunity for health inequalities

Mandip Kaur, Consultant, Leadership Development, The King’s Fund
Making the difference - inclusion in the NHS