Race Equality and Health Inequalities: Backlog recovery and impact on ethnic minorities, April 2023

Race Equality and Health Inequalities webinar, held on 18 April 2023.

This webinar covered the following topics:


Find the slides here.


Hear Professor Kiran Patel discuss the importance of addressing health inequalities and the challenges ahead at a local and system level. He shares how race can be a key marker of inequality, based on the systemic racism within society, in turn limiting access to health care and delaying diagnoses for ethnic minorities. He then presents interventions University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) are implementing to tackle health inequalities as an acute provider.

Listen to Kiran's Q&A to hear questions on how to communicate with the board on health and race inequalities, whether UHCW's practices are transferable to mental health providers, how intersectionality is considered within health inequalities, and how to encourage people who face worse health outcomes to attend appointments.

Hear Dr. Ruw Abeyratne outline University Hospitals of Leicester's (UHL) approach to health equality, specifically focusing on ethnicity and other areas of intersectionality. She shares the trust's work on addressing non-attendance at planned care and how they are developing their strategy and approach, using the Core20PLUS5 framework.

Listen to Ruw's Q&A to hear questions on why UHL used paid staff for their non-attendance at planned care work, and whether there are any specific considerations for race and health inequalities for those that live rurally.

Listen to our panel Q&A, where delegates ask questions on:


Chair: Saffron Cordery – deputy chief executive, NHS Providers


Professor Kiran Patel – chief medical officer, deputy CEO and consultant cardiologist, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
Dr. Ruw Abeyratne – director of health equality and inclusion, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust