The sharp edge of health inequality: what I wish health and care leaders knew

16 Jun 2022
PUU4 - 11B
Health inequalities

Gypsy, Roma and Traveller people, people experiencing homelessness, sex workers, asylum seekers and refugees are among the groups at greatest risk of health inequalities in England. Yet, many people from these groups report poorer experiences with barriers to accessing health and care services.

In this session, you will have the opportunity to hear from people from populations at the greatest risk of health inequality, about their experiences of health and care services and what a more inclusive health and care system would look like from their perspective.

You will also have the opportunity to hear from voluntary sector organisations that lead work to reduce the health inequalities experienced by the groups at greatest risk of health inequalities. They will tell you about health and care organisations across England that are working in innovative and impressive ways to reduce health inequalities.

Health inequalities are unjust and avoidable. This session will help you to better understand the practical steps you can take in your role to reduce health inequalities and equip you to make a real difference.

Alex Fox OBE, Chief Executive - Mayday Trust
Alex Bax, Chief Executive - Pathway
Christina Marriott, Interim Director of Policy and Advocacy - British Red Cross
Mihai Calin Bica, Policy and Campaigns Coordinator - Roma Support Group