Event Overview

This is the second in a two-part series of FREE one-day conferences addressing clinical areas health inequalities to demonstrate how GPs can positively influence health inequalities as practitioners, commissioners and community leaders.

Health inequalities are differences in health across the population, and between different groups in society, that are systematic, unfair and avoidable. General Practice, with its unrivalled access to the heart of communities, has a central role in addressing both causes and consequences of health inequalities in the UK. Our diversity is our strength, and we celebrate that. General Practice is a diverse profession caring for multiple patient populations and our aim is to move from conversations to actions.

Join us for a full day of clinical discussions and a variety of topics that will develop your understanding of issues affecting minority patients. This conference will include examples of good practice, relevant guidance and links to useful resources.

Learning objectives:

  1. Understand the evidence linking ethnicity, protected characteristics, and health outcomes
  2. Acknowledge minority patients’ perspectives of health and illness
  3. Promote the best management within primary care
  4. Promote partnerships working with local organisations and community assets to improve patient care

Areas to be covered:

  • Health inequalities in learning disabilities
  • Health inequalities in South Asian women in the U.K
  • Exploring and remediating unconscious bias
  • Tackling Health Inequalities in African and Caribbean communities
  • Barriers to accessing health services for migrant and ethnic minorities patients
  • Panel discussion: improving screening uptake in minority ethnic groups
  • End of life care and bereavement
  • Pain management in populations with high levels of health inequality
  • Ethnicity and disease
  • Issues affecting the LGBTQIA+ community

Keynote Speaker:

Professor Kamila Hawthorne MBE, Chair of Council, RCGP

Conference Chairs and Speakers:

  • Professor Amanda Howe OBE
  • Dr Ayesha Mahmud
  • Dr Bushera Choudry
  • Dr Gilles de Wildt
  • Dr Onyinye Okonkwo
  • Dr Maisun Elftise
  • Dr Anita Pereria
  • Dr Ashba Jafri
  • Dr Damilola Sogbesa
  • Dr Catherine Millington-Sanders
  • Dr Shahzad Jamil
  • Dr Shehla Imtiaz-Umer
  • Mr Mohammad Ali
  • Dr Hastie Salih