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NHS Race and Health Observatory appoints global experts on inequalities to its board

BMJ 2021; 372 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.n122 (Published 14 January 2021) Cite this as: BMJ 2021;372:n122
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

The newly created NHS Race and Health Observatory has appointed some of the world’s leading experts on health inequalities to its board of non‐executive directors.

The observatory, which is supported by NHS England and hosted by the NHS Confederation, was set up in May 2020 to investigate the effects of race and ethnicity on people’s health.1 Its creation was approved after Mala Rao and Victor Adebowale, who guest edited a special issue of The BMJ in February 2020 focused on the continuing problem of racism in medicine (bmj.com/racism-in-medicine), called for an independent “observatory” to “inform action towards the overarching NHS race equality goals.”2

Newly appointed board members include David Williams …

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