Ethnic Inequalities in Healthcare: New rapid evidence review

Ethnic Inequalities in Healthcare - A Rapid Evidence Review
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all credits: NHS RHO
published: 14 February 2022

The NHS Race & Health Observatory has published its much anticipated rapid review into ethnic health inequalities across a range of areas including key priorities set by the independent health body.

Ethnic inequalities in access to, experiences of, and outcomes of healthcare are longstanding problems in the NHS, and are rooted in experiences of structural, institutional and interpersonal racism. This report is the first of its kind to analyse the overwhelming evidence of ethnic health inequality through the lens of racism.

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Family waits seven years for answers over the death of Leon Briggs

Leon Briggs
Leon Briggs

all credits: ITV News
published: 13 January 2021

A family’s seven year wait for answers over the death of Leon Briggs after being taken into police custody has started at an inquest in Milton Keynes.

The 39-year-old father of two was detained at Luton police station in 2013. He was later found unconscious in his cell and taken to hospital where he died.

Opening the inquest in Milton Keynes, coroner Emma Whitting said no family should have to wait the length of time Leon Briggs’ family has, to learn how their loved-one died.

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Kingsley Burrell custody death: Police probe ‘secret’ Facebook site

Kingsley Burrell Campaignsource: Birmingham Mail
published: 6 January 2019

Police are investigating a secret Facebook site which has called on police officers to stage a counter protest to a demonstration that was planned to demand justice for Kingsley Burrell, who died in custody.

The call was made on Facebook page “Support for PC Adey” – which describes itself as a “secret group with 1.2k members” – and contains messages from supporters, some of whom appear to be serving officers.

That is a reference to PC Paul Adey, sacked by West Midlands Police last month for breaching standards over the restraint used on Mr Burrell after he was arrested and sectioned in 2011.

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