Tuesday 29 November, 12:00 – 14:00 (lunch included).
Inequalities in health and healthcare use – why are they important and how can they be incorporated into projects?
The NHS constitution and Public Sector Equality Duty Act state that the use of healthcare should not depend on several protected patient characteristics. The existence of inequalities in healthcare use is a significant issue in healthcare and a key determinant of inequalities in health. All interventions that change service delivery can take into consideration impacts on health inequalities.
This workshop will focus on the motivation for assessing inequalities in health and/or health care use and provide guidance on how to incorporate these into projects. The workshop will address questions including:
- Why should we consider health inequalities?
- How can we consider health inequalities in projects?
- What would a minimum dataset to capture health inequalities look like?
- What would my findings tell me?
We will show how health inequalities were considered in the quantitative analysis of the NHS England (Greater Manchester) primary care demonstrator evaluation, and how they are being considered in the current NHS England (Greater Manchester) 7 day access project. We will include an interactive session where attendees may seek guidance on how and where health inequalities can be considered in projects.
For more information, please contact Lorraine Burey, Project Manager.
If you would like to attend, please register via this Eventbrite page so that we have accurate numbers for catering.