A conversation on race and health inequalities

Join Dr Habib Naqvi, Director of NHS Race and Health Observatory for a conversation on Race and Health inequalities within the United Kingdom.

It has been recognised for several decades that black and minority ethnic peoples in the UK experience profound health inequalities; further highlighted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

A disproportionate number of BME health professionals also experienced greater mortality and morbidity – Why is this? What are the precursors? How can we address these inequalities? What is the role of structural, institutional, and individual racism?

These are some of the issues we hope to address with this conversation.

A number of pre-submitted questions will be addressed throughout the talk, and there will also be scope for further questions and answers, depending on time.

About the speaker

Dr Habib Naqvi is Director of the NHS Race and Health Observatory, which leads work nationally on identifying and tackling ethnic health inequalities.

Habib joined the NHS in 2001, managing large public health research programmes in the South West of England. He also spent a number of years working at the Department of Health and Social Care where he led national equality and diversity policy, including on the health sector’s response to the UK government’s review of the Public Sector Equality Duty.

Dr Habib Naqvi

He joined NHS England in 2013, where he directed the development and implementation of national health equity programmes. Habib volunteers as a trustee of the Mary Seacole Trust, and was listed in the Health Service Journal’s ‘80 most influential people in health in 2021’ and its 2021 ‘Top 50 Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Leaders’.

Habib reverse mentors the Chief Executive of the NHS, Sir Simon Stevens, and was awarded an MBE in the 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to equality and diversity in the NHS.

Habib is on Twitter: @DrHNaqvi


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