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Webinar recording: Building back from COVID-19: tackling health inequality in partnership

Recorded 8 September 2020

This webinar was the second in a series of Integrated Care webinars held jointly by NHS England, NHS Improvement and SCIE to support Integrated Care System (ICS) development, share good practice and to discuss practical solutions to issues that systems may be facing as part of their ICS journey and in their response to COVID-19.

COVID-19, and the wider governmental and societal response, have brought health inequalities into sharp focus. The virus has had a disproportionate impact on certain sections of the population, including those living in most deprived neighbourhoods, people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities, older people, those who are obese and who have other long-term health conditions, among others.

It is essential that recovery is planned in a way that inclusively supports those in greatest need. Collaborative working, between health and local government, in local communities and with partners, is essential now more than ever.

This webinar sought to explore how systems can work in partnership to deliver an ambitious, widely owned local vision, and plan for action at both system and place level.

Key questions we addressed during this webinar:

  • How to be build a coalition to the willing across local places to build a vision and plan for reducing inequalities?
  • What actions do systems need to take to tackle the systemic barriers facing black, Asian and minority ethnic groups?
  • How can we shift investment and resources towards prevention and early intervention?
  • What is the role of population health management as part of the vision for reducing inequalities?
  • What is the role of asset-based working with communities as a way to tackle health inequalities?


  • Professor Des Breen, Medical Director, South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Integrated Care System (ICS)
  • Dr Kiren Collison, Member of NHSEI task and finish group, Clinical Chair, Oxford CCG
  • Rachel Power, Chief Executive, Patients Association
  • Samira Omar, Assistant Director, Equalities, North West London Collaborative
  • Tracy Daszkiewicz, Deputy Director of Population Health & Wellbeing, Public Health England South West Centre

Building back from COVID-19: tackling health inequality in partnership

New report from the Patients Association referred to in the webinar: Being A Patient

Webinar slides: Building back from COVID-19: tackling health inequality in partnership