Race Equality and Health Inequalities: Taking a community driven approach to addressing health inequalities

Race Equality webinar, held on Monday 5 June 2023.

This webinar covered solutions-based interventions that NHS leaders have been implementing to address the needs of underserved communities to improve their health outcomes.

Find the slides here.

Hear Kathy McLean discuss their system's approach to improving population health, how they connect with local authorities and place alliance groups to address health inequalities for the community, and how they use their WRES data to support ethnic minority colleagues.

Hear Jenny Lewis and Michelle Stanley outline their work with local charities (e.g., Growing Points) and partners to support disadvantaged communities, their geographically and demographically targeted campaigns to address health inequalities, and their work with Leeds Health and Care Academy to connect communities through health and care careers.

Hear Rob Aitchinson share their dashboards to monitor progression into apprenticeships, how they engaged with ethnic minority communities over the pandemic to reduce the impact of Covid-19, and how they created a vulnerability prioritisation tool to support communities most in need.

Listen to the individual Q&As (Kathy 18:35, Jenny and Michelle 29:27, Rob 18:08) and the panel Q&A where delegates ask questions on:


Chair: Dr MaryAnn Ferreux – Medical director, Kent, Surrey and Sussex Academic Health Science Network and associate non-executive director, Kent and Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust.


Kathy McLean – Chair, University Hospitals of Derby and Burton
Jenny Lewis – Director of HR and OD, The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Michelle Stanley – Head of Leeds One Workforce, Leeds Health and Care Academy
Rob Aitchison – Deputy chief executive, Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust.