Vital that government supports NHS and social care to keep normal services running as winter approaches
Some interesting views and research that reinforces the needs to fully prepare for winter . Their press release also states
“We know from our recent polling* that people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds – one of the groups worst affected by the pandemic – are less likely to have used NHS services since lockdown. ”
* Polling data from the Health Foundation and Ipsos MORI conducted in July found that concerns about using hospitals is greater among some of the groups worst affected by COVID-19, with more than one in four (28%) people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds and more than a third (34%) of people with a disability saying they would feel uncomfortable about using their local hospital, compared with just over one in five overall (22%).
People from black and minority ethnic backgrounds are also less likely to report having used a health service since the beginning of lockdown (36% compared to 42% of the population as a whole), and are more likely to have considered using a service for a health issue but decided not to (9% compared with 5% overall).
NESCHA, always keen to recognise the challenges for the workforce in health and social care, is running this conference in such a way that will allow workers, as well as patients, service users and carers, to attend in a way that allows them to attend a succinct, worthwhile learning experience, without great cost in terms of time and expense.
Press Association data analysis shows hundreds cannot leave hospitals
Look up your postcode data!