An article published by the HSJ highlights the efforts of the NHS, local government and others in West Yorkshire to mitigate the greater threat from Covid-19 to more deprived and excluded groups.

Written by Robin Tuddenham, Calderdale Council chief exective, West Yorkshire and Harrogate ICS leader Rob Webster, and Sarah Smith, a public health registrar with West Yorkshire and Harrogate ICS, the article shines a light on the actions that are being taken to tackle the direct and indirect health implications of Covid-19 and ensure those most at risk during the pandemic are given a chance to get the support they need.

The local shielding programme for the extremely vulnerable, funds made available to the voluntary and community sector and research projects being undertaken to understand the wider impact of the disease on different groups of people are some of the efforts discussed. You can read the article in full here.