Delivering effective NHS services to our multiethnic population: collection and application of ethnic monitoring within primary care

SALWAY , Sarah and ALLMARK, Peter (2009). Delivering effective NHS services to our multiethnic population: collection and application of ethnic monitoring within primary care. Other. Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield Hallam University.

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    Abstract

    Government health policy has emphasised the importance of understanding and tackling ethnic disparities in health and healthcare for at least four decades. Yorkshire & the Humber includes areas with large, well-established minority ethnic populations. In addition, most cities in the region, including those that have in the past been dominated by the White British majority, are now experiencing rapid migration. Persistent patterns of health disadvantage among established minority ethnic communities are now compounded by the differing health needs of new migrant populations. NHS organisations in Yorkshire & the Humber have begun to respond more systematically to the needs of minority ethnic groups. However, there is still progress to be made on establishing basic requirements for effective commissioning, including effective ethnic monitoring systems that provide high quality intelligence to commissioners, service managers and health professionals. While there are examples of innovation and good practice, there is significant variation across the region and a lack of sharing and learning between organisations. Here we report on a workshop that was convened by the Strategic Health Authority in June 2009 as a first step towards addressing this recognised area of need. The Workshop Chair was John Chuter, Chair of NHS Bradford & Airedale. The aims of the workshop were to: • Highlight the policy context and imperatives for ethnic monitoring. • Raise awareness of the current position with regard to ethnic monitoring and use of data in Yorkshire & the Humber. • Share emerging good practice. • Identify ways to move forward to improved ethnic monitoring across the region.

    Item Type: Monograph (Other)
    Research Institute, Centre or Group: Centre for Health and Social Care Research
    Depositing User: Peter Allmark
    Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2010 10:20
    Last Modified: 23 Aug 2011 13:43
    URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2682

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