Health Inequalities – unfair and avoidable

Connect Health Change bring you the nineteenth in a series of webinars to make and embed transformation in healthcare during restitution of NHS services following the COVID outbreak. Aimed at system leaders and clinicians across the NHS, the webinars provide practical solutions to the challenging issues we are all grappling with.

16 March 2022

Health Inequalities – unfair and avoidable


Join our panel of clinical and industry experts in conversation, on Wednesday 16 March 2022 from 12:30 – 13.45, in the nineteenth of a series of free, live webinars.


Connect Health “Change” has developed a series of webinars to make and embed transformation in healthcare. Aimed at system leaders and clinicians across the NHS, the webinars provide practical solutions to the challenging issues we are all grappling with.


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This webinar will bring together those on the frontline delivery of services and patient perspectives, together with expert opinion and emerging evidence.

NHS England defines health inequalities as ‘unfair and avoidable differences in health across the population, and between different groups within society’. Inequalities arise due to the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age, and influence opportunities for good health, and how people think, feel and act. It can impact people in many ways – life expectancy, avoidable mortality, long-term health conditions, and the prevalence of mental ill-health.

This webinar will look at who is most at risk, what we can do to improve health inequalities, health literacy, segmentation and coproducing interventions with patients and the voluntary sector.


This webinar will ask:

  • What are the latest insights, impact on populations and who is most at risk?
  • What is the latest learning and data and how is it being applied?
  • What more can be done to improve outcomes and lessons learnt?



(subject to change)

12.30: Prof Edward Kunonga, Director of Population Health Management at North England Commissioning Support – Chair’s opening remarks

12.40: Dr Liz Lingard, Transformation Lead (North East & Yorkshire), NHS England and NHS Improvement – MSK Health Inequalities: Ensuring equitable access, excellent experience and optimal outcomes across the pathway of care.

12.50: Prof George Peat, Professor of Clinical Epidemiology, Primary Care Centre Versus Arthritis, School of Medicine, Keele University – Understanding what Primary Care data can tell us about MSK Health Inequalities to support service design and implementation of targeted and universal interventions.

13.00: Dr James Prentis, Consultant Anaesthetist, Freeman Hospital, Visiting Fellow Northumbria University – Optimising patients waiting for surgery: the power of linking waiting list and primary care data to target interventions for patients most at risk of health inequalities. Best practice examples of working with VCSE (Healthworks and NUFC)

13.10: Kerry Page, Project Development Manager, Keighley Healthy Living – Coproduction with the voluntary sector, communities and patients for equitable services that support individual patients needs and are culturally competent

13.20: Linda Hindle, Deputy Chief Allied Health Professional Officer and Engagement Lead for the Emergency Services, OHID (Office for Health Improvement and Disparities) – What frontline clinicians and managers can do as individuals and teams to develop a culture that promotes addressing health inequalities within and across organisations.

13.30: Q&A with panel

13.45: End

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Dr Liz Lingard

Prof George Peat

Dr James Prentis

Kerry Page

Linda Hindle

Joint Q&A Session



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When: Wednesday 16 March 2022, 12:30 – 13:45

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The webinar will be conducted over Microsoft Teams, there is no need to register for an account or download any software in advance.