Health inequalities were top of the agenda at our last Assembly held on the 23 May - specifically, their impact on minority community groups in Wandsworth and on people with long-term health conditions, such as Diabetes.
We examined exactly what constitutes a health inequality and what that might mean if you belong say, to a specific ethnic group, or live in a certain area of Wandsworth. We also looked at why health inequalities should be tackled and reduced, and the benefits of doing so.
Key topics covered
- We heard about health inequalities in Wandworth and the impact they have on local people from Louise Duffy and Nidal Al Azawi from Public Health, Richmond and Wandsworth Council
- We also heard from Louise and Nidal and a local diabetes champion about how they were trying to reach local people to improve health locally.
- Padraic Costello, Learning Disability Clinical Nurse Specialist, St George’s Hospital told us about how the hospital cares for people with Learning Disabilities.
- We fed back about our work speaking to people at senior wards at St George's Hospital.
- We then held a discussion about people's experiences of health inequalities in Wandsworth which we have been able to share with health and care decision makers more widely. The report is available on our website.
You can find the report on our visit to St George's Hospital Senior Wards in our report section.
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