Health inequalities have worsened over the past 10 years, and we have seen evidence of wide inequalities in how people access healthcare, and the outcomes they experience as a result.
Trusts have a vital role to play in addressing this systemic challenge, embedding a focus on equitable access to and outcomes from care alongside work to reduce waiting lists and transform services. During our engagement with trusts, we saw the ambition and commitment of trust leaders in narrowing the health inequalities gap for their communities.
However the challenges are significant, and, alongside our race equality programme, we are now supporting our members to make sense of health inequalities, and embed it as part of 'core business', with resources informed by our research and engagement with trust leaders over the past year.
Through a series of resources and events, we will:
Case study briefing looking at the role of trusts in prevention and public health
Leanora Volpe discusses the key principles to be consider as the new structure for public health systems in England evolves.
This briefing sets out what we see as being the key issues to tackle as part of the restructure of public health functions.
This briefing maps how the impact of health inequalities is becoming integral to how the NHS will operate in the years to come.
If you have any questions about the programme, or would like to speak with our team further about any of the resources, then please do get in touch.