Challenges for BAME Communities in Accessing Health Services

Thursday, 30 January, 2020 - 16:00 to 18:30
Hub Cafe and 1H039 Glenside Campus
Organised/hosted by: 
UWE Equity Bristol

A panel discussion exploring the challenges for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities in accessing health services.

Dr. Habib Naqvi (Chair) Policy Lead for NHS Workforce Race Equality Standard, UWE Bristol alum
Monira Chowdhury (Community Access Support Services Manager, Healthy Living Consortium Bristol)

More panelists to be confirmed.

16:00-17:00 - Refreshments and Professional Networking (The Hub Café)
17:00-18:30 - Panel Discussion (1H039)

There will be an opportunity for Q&As from the audience at the end of the discussion, please do come prepared with your questions.

Habib Naqvi
Dr Habib Naqvi has a background in equality and diversity policy, public health, and health psychology. Habib is the Policy Lead for the NHS Workforce Race Equality Standard and is leading on the inclusion of the WRES within national policy levers. Before joining NHS England in 2013, Habib worked on the development of national equality and diversity policy at the Department of Health, where he led on the development of the Equality Delivery System for the NHS and took the lead for coordinating the health sector's response to the Ministerial review of the Equality Duty. Habib has experience in academia and research, including holding a strong portfolio of healthcare research. He currently reverse mentors NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens.

Monira Chowdhury
Monira has over the last five years managed the Community Access Support Service (CASS) which works with community, equalities and faith groups to improve access to mental health and wellbeing support in Bristol; she is also the current chair of the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Bristol Patient and Public Involvement Forum. Monira has worked in race equality and equalities for decades including developing the Bristol Manifesto for Race Equality and currently facilitates the recently established Bristol Black Asian & Minority Ethnic (BAME) Mental Health Network.

Contact name: 
Saharla Ismail