Fortnightly Roundup SW Health Inequalities: 6th October 2022 to 20th October 2022

Dear all,


Please see Fortnightly Roundup SW Health Inequalities: 6th October 2022 to 20th October 2022

For the attention of: SW ICS Health Inequalities (HI’s) SROs and Team Members, as requested at 19th July SW HI’s Leadership Forum.



·         To reduce the number of emails, simplifying information flows for HIs, with one “go to” SW summary.

·         Avoid duplication.




Short term deadlines in the next fortnight 6th October 2022 to 20th October 2022


  • We are planning on starting a Quarterly South West Health Inequalities Newsletter which will feature inspirational stories on the work you are doing. We would appreciate any good news, shared learning or frontline stories you would like to add, please email by Friday 7th October.


  • Thursday 13th  October 2022: The deadline has been brought forward by one day for applications for up to £100k of funding for each ICS to support delivery of local innovation-based projects to address healthcare inequalities. In order to allocate funding to ICSs by 3 November, ICS project proposals need to be submitted via the AHSNs to for AAC approval on or before 17:00 on Thursday 13th October 2022. Any project proposals submitted after this revised deadline will be considered, but any allocation of funding will not be possible before 5 December 2022 at the earliest. Please see attached the memorandum of understanding.


  • 22-23 Operating Plans committed to Board reporting on impacts on HIs, and reporting on waiting lists by ethnicity and deprivation. We will share links to ICB and Provider reports as they become available.



Upcoming EVENTS:



Date & Time Event
14th October (10:00 – 15:00) A Yorkshire and Humber Migration Research Network event – The challenge of translating migration research into policy and practice, Friday 14 October, 10:00 – 15:00, Heritage Quay, University of Huddersfield


You don’t need to be a researcher to attend this free event – anyone with an interest in translating research into policy and practice is welcome, including people working in the migrant support sector.


Register to attend: Yorkshire and Humber Migration Research Network Tickets, Fri 14 Oct 2022 at 10:00 | Eventbrite


19th October (10:30 – 16:00) South West Public Health Development SchoolTo find out more and register for the event please visit: Events – Public Health (


25th October (14:00 – 15:30)


SW Population Health Academy Webinar: Learning Disability and Autism ProgrammeRegister to attend:  South West Population and Public Health Academy – Learning Disabilities webinar (


3 November (09:30 – 16:30)


Physical Health Checks for those with Serious Mental Illness – Face to Face Community of Practice at Taunton Rugby Club








You may have already heard news of this event via your system lead(s) for annual health checks for those with serious mental illness.  The South West NHSE Mental Health Programme team and the blended Health Inequalities team are inviting colleagues from commissioners and providers (statutory and non-statutory) and digital and analysts leads, to this event.  The focus of the session will be to share and celebrate the progress that has been made in the South West and to facilitate the discussions to move to post health check interventions. We are excited to be joined by Jill Crook, SW Director of Nursing Professional and System Development / Director Mental Health, Learning Disabilities and Autism, Children and Young People and national leads for health inequalities and for annual health checks for those with serious mental illness.


This Community of Practice keeps things simple and informal, seeking everyone’s views and inputs to help address some of the inequalities we are aware of for people with severe mental illness, orientated around the ambition “we could do so much more” in this space.


If ICS Health Inequalities SROs or their nominated leads wish to join this event, please do contact


8th December (12:00 – 13:00)





Barry Knight – Rethinking poverty: responding to the crisis and planning for the future. Barry is the author of Rethinking Poverty (Bristol University Policy Press) and many other books in the fields of tackling poverty, community development, society and democracy.

To find out more and register for the event please visit: Rethinking poverty: responding to the crisis and planning for the future Tickets, Thu 8 Dec 2022 at 12:00 | Eventbrite


15th and 16th March 2023



Pathway annual conference: The 12th International Conference of the Faculty for Homeless and Inclusion Health will be held on 15th and 16th March 2023, with the option to participate in London/online or at a regional hub in Manchester, Leeds or Birmingham

Register to attend: Conferences – Pathway







This week’s edition of What’s New is available here: What’s New updates – Equality and Health Inequalities Network – FutureNHS Collaboration Platform


SW HI’s Futures website: South West Health Inequalities – Equality and Health Inequalities Network – FutureNHS Collaboration Platform


The report, “Charities in action: tackling health inequalities“ illustrates how charities are helping to address health disparities by creating dedicated research streams on inequalities, involving underserved communities in research and collecting diverse and representative health data.


Reducing health inequalities in your local area: a toolkit for clinicians (


AMRC charities spotlight report on tackling health inequalities


The Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) has published a spotlight report, which demonstrates how AMRC charities are identifying and taking steps to reduce health inequalities

 Inclusion Health


Guidance, publications and resources


  • Refugee Radio Podcast – maternity care for asylum seekers


The podcast features the lived experiences of Alvina Chibhamu accessing maternity services while claiming asylum and Yusuf Ciftci from Doctors of the World highlighting the key issues, including the lack of tailored and accessible information and advice signposting to services and support.



  • Inclusion health at scale: beyond pockets of excellence: King’s Fund partnership with Groundswell and Pathway (GSK Impact Awards)


The King’s Fund is working in a new partnership with Pathway and Groundswell to build a community of leadership practice across seven integrated care systems to explore how to develop consistently good services to each group within the inclusion health population and how to scale up good practice examples to achieve system-wide success. Further information is provided here



Updated CORE20 infographic


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Your feedback


Please email if you have any feedback on how useful this Round Up is, or if you have information on health inequalities to share across SW.


Thank you


Blended SW Health Inequalities Team

Strategy and Transformation Directorate

NHS England – South West