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From reflection to action: a system-wide approach to reducing health inequalities in mental health, learning disability and autism services

15 Jun 2023
Charter 1 - Cabaret
Mental health, learning disability & autism , Quality, transformation and innovation

The health inequalities faced by people with severe and enduring mental illness, people with learning disabilities and autistic people are stark. We know they are at greater risk of poor physical health and reduced life expectancy compared to the general population. People diagnosed with serious mental illness live on average 15 to 20 years less than the general population.

This session will bring together system-wide colleagues to reflect and learn from action taken to reduce health inequalities. This will also be an opportunity for colleagues outside of the mental health sector to learn and share knowledge, ideas and expertise. We will also focus on equity and how we can reduce health inequalities for people who are the most underserved in their communities.

Luisa Stewart, Director of Policy for Mental Health, Learning Disability and Autism - NHS England
Dan Scorer, Head of Policy, Public Affairs, Information & Advice - Mencap
Ifti Majid, Chief Executive - Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Layla McCay, Director of Policy - NHS Confederation
Ruw Abeyratne, Director of Health Equality and Inclusion - University Hospitals of Leicester