CoDE News: March 2022

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Featured: New report finds stark ethnic inequalities in NHS

Lots this month about the new report on Ethnic inequalities in healthcare from the NHS Race and Health Observatory.
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This rapid review of the evidence across key priority areas including mental health, maternal and neonatal health and digital access to healthcare found stark inequalities across the areas under investigation, demonstrating that inequalities are not isolated but rooted in structural, interpersonal and institutional racism throughout the NHS. The report was covered in an exclusive report in The Guardian:


#ReconstructionWork: The Politics of Care

Tues 8 March 2022, 6pm GMT (online)
There is still time to book for this discussion event which will will reflect on concepts of care in relation to austerity, institutional inequalities, and how communities build networks of care in response. With Dzifa Afonu and Dharmi Kapadia. 

This event is hosted by The Stuart Hall Foundation and CoDE. Register via Eventbrite.

'Decolonisation through ubuntu' - zethu Matebeni (Fort Hare)

3pm GMT, 17 March 2022 (online) 

Join our next online seminar to hear zethu Matebeni reflect on contrasting  movements towards decolonisation in three South African universities. 
Register via Eventbrite

Race, ethnicity & school inclusion - The motives & aspirations of pupils

Sheffield Anti-Racist Education are organising this event with speaker Johnathan Williams. 
10.30am GMT, 12 March 2022. Register via Eventbrite.


Screenshot from video of podcast

Dharmi Kapadia discusses ethnic inequalities and racism in the NHS, and the recent NHS Observatory report, with Sochima Iroh on the Pan-African Experience podcast. 

Early career researcher network

Are you an early career researcher working in race and/or ethnicity? Join our new network! We've just had our first meeting, where we collected lots of ideas from network members and we are putting together a plan of activities, so this is a great time to join us. 

Event recordings

Missed one of our events? Catch up in your own time. (Full playlist.)
What is racial in racial capitalism? - Gargi Battacharyya - our latest seminar, 3 February 2022.

In the news...

'NHS race review should be cue to finally tackle health inequalities' - Haroon Siddique analysis in The Guardian

'Call for action to tackle ‘overwhelming’ ethnic inequalities in NHS services'- NHS Observatory report covered by Channel 4 News, with comment from Dharmi Kapadia. 

'Much as we love the NHS, we can no longer ignore the ethnic inequalities that beset it' - David Olusoga comments on the findings recent NHS Observatory report, in The Guardian.

'Doctors call for action not words from NHS in response to racial inequality report' - Leading minority ethnic doctors criticise lack of concrete proposals after report revealed vast disparities, in The Guardian.

Observing injustice? - Wayne Farah, a member of the NHS Confederation's BME Leadership Network comments on the NHS Observatory report, in IRR News.
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