About this event

  • Date and time Thu 5 Aug 2021 from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
  • Location Online

Register to join Episode 85 'Health inequalities in the pandemic' on Zoom here.

When COVID-19 first appeared in the UK in early 2020, it entered a society already facing growing health inequalities, where life expectancy was falling in some areas of the country.

The virus, and the measures put in place to suppress it, have exposed and exacerbated these inequalities, taking a disproportionate toll on groups including some ethnic minority communities and those in deprived areas.

In this hour-long episode, supported by the Health Foundation, Professor Sir Michael Marmot will chair a discussion looking at the evidence of inequality in the pandemic, the measures used to tackle it, and the action required going forward to level health outcomes in the UK.

Joining Professor Marmot, we welcome Dr Habib Naqvi, Director of the NHS Race and Health Observatory, Jo Bibby, Director of Health at the Health Foundation, and Dr Bola Owolabi, Director of Health Inequalities at NHS England.

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Key speakers

Professor Sir Michael Marmot

Professor of Epidemiology, University College London and Director, UCL Institute of Health Equity

Dr Habib Naqvi

Director, NHS Race and Health Observatory

Jo Bibby

Director of Health, The Health Foundation

Dr Bola Owolabi

Director - Health Inequalities, NHS England




Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM nor the speaker's organisations.

Special rates for difficult times

The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s weekly COVID-19 Series webinars remain free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic.

This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels.

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