25 March 2021   /  10:00 - 11:00 / Online
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Bridging the Gap: Delivering Health Equity for BAME Communities

25 March 2021   /  10:00 - 11:00 / Online

Over the last two decades, the UK has become more ethnically diverse. Black, Asian and other minority ethnic groups (BAME) now make up a larger proportion of the population.

With these changes in the population, it is becoming clear that certain health conditions have an increased prevalence in BAME communities. The COVID-19 pandemic has cast into stark relief the unacceptable health inequalities being experienced, with death rates the highest among people of Black and Asian ethnic groups. Evidence also suggests that there are a number of barriers to accessing local health and mental health care services.

Now is the time to start bridging the gap and delivering health equity for BAME communities.

In this webinar we will:

Review the changing health landscape and why it’s important now more than ever for us to ensure BAME communities have access to all of the relevant information to help best manage their care.

Explore options such as Lasting Power Attorney (LPA) and why it’s important for people to have a voice in their care, can access what they need and have a trusted representative to help with care decisions if required.

Discuss the short and long-term benefits of LPAs for both the patient and the NHS.

Address the potential language and cultural barriers in widening access of health information to BAME communicates – with practical guidance for how to overcome.