The King’s Fund are hosting a one day conference exploring the impact of the NHS in tackling health inequalities. This event will provide information, guidance and examples of good practice to help NHS providers and commissioners meet their legal duties in relation to equality and reducing health inequalities.
Content of the day will include:
- National strategies to tackle health inequalities across the NHS – with speakers from the NHS and public health system leaders discussing national programmes designed to support NHS providers and commissioners in providing high quality care for all.
- Addressing health inequalities at a local level – guidance on addressing health inequalities at a local level and looking at the role of population health management in tackling inequalities.
- Examples of good practice – Breakout sessions will share good practice from around the UK, including new care models, on preventing ill health in deprived areas, how making every contact count can address inequalities, and working with public sector partners to promote health and reduce inequalities.
Our health is determined by a complex mix of factors including income, housing and employment, lifestyles and access to health care and other services. There are significant inequalities in health between individuals and different groups in society.