As part of the Building Back Fairer webinar series, you are invited to this free webinar discussing health inequalities.

Date: 09 December 2021
Time: 10am – 1pm

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact across population groups globally, nationally and locally. The effects of the pandemic have mirrored, and in some cases exacerbated, our entrenched health and social inequalities.

This Building Back Fairer webinar series provides an opportunity to talk about these health inequalities, share good practice and take action to address health inequalities and the wider determinants of health as we emerge from Covid-19. For the first in our webinars series we are going to talk about the impact of food, income and energy insecurity on the poorest in our society.

Audience: Colleagues working in primary and secondary care who will often observe the health impact of health inequalities through an increased demand for health and care services. This webinar aims to take a systems population health focus to help build back fairer.

Speakers include: Prof Mark Kearney, Interim Executive Dean, Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Leeds

Children and Young People – Food security

Kristin Bash, Consultant in Public Health, Office of Health Improvement and Disparities & Dr Sal Uka, Consultant Paediatrician, Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust

Working Age Adults – Income/Employment Security (Impact on Mental Health)

Dr Jaimee Whylam, Public Health Registrar & Neil Wood, Health & Wellbeing Programme Manager, Office of Health Improvement and Disparities

Older Adults – Energy security

Paula Sherriff, Programme Lead – Health Inequalities, West Yorkshire and Harrogate ICS, Dr Sara Humphrey, Partner North Street, Affinity Care GP with a Special Interest in Older People

Plus expert panel discussion with:

  • Professor Laura Stroud, Deputy Faculty Dean, University of Leeds
  • Professor Dominic Patterson, Primary Care Dean, Health Education England
  • Dr Ruth Burnett, GP and Executive Medical Director, Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Sarah Smith, Programme Director, Improving Population Health, West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership