NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE/I) and the Race and Health Observatory (RHO) are delighted to invite you to a strategic online panel session on the importance of physical health checks for people with Severe Mental Illness (SMI).

The event will be opened by Amanda Pritchard, NHSE/I Chief Executive, and chaired by Marie Gabriel, Chair of the RHO.

Through the Long Term Plan, the NHS has committed to increase access to annual physical health-checks for people SMI, who experience stark health inequalities with poorer health outcomes and a reduced life expectancy by 15-20 years. In addition, the prevalence of SMI is higher amongst black and minority ethnic groups and it is vital that we provide tailored support to ensure equal access to checks.

To discuss these important issues, and potential solutions on what can be done to address them, the panel will include:

  • Amanda Pritchard, Chief Executive, NHSE/I
  • Claire Murdoch, National Director, Mental Health NHSE/I
  • Bola Owolabi, National Director, Health Inequalities NHSE/
  • Andy Bell, Equally Well Collaborative Chief Executive
  • Brian Dow, Deputy Chief Executive, Re-think Mental Illness
  • Emma Tiffin, GP clinical lead Cambridge and Peterborough STP, GP advisor for mental health, NHSE/I
  • Eni Bankole-Race, co-chair AMH Expert Advisory Network
  • Jacqui Dyer, Equalities Advisor, Mental Health team NHSE/I

Questions about this event?

Name: Mental Health Comms Team

Email: england.mhcomms@nhs.net