Annual Health Inequalities Summit

The London inspire Programme is delighted to convene its first annual London Black Health Inequalities Summit in March 2024. This event will be an opportunity to bring together key stakeholders to explore community-based approaches and how health systems could collaborate to create a sustained health improvement trajectory.

The event will celebrate what is working well, share learning, and create opportunities for reflection resulting in a call to action and inclusive leadership to improving the health of Black Londoners.

The Summit will feature speakers renowned for their contributions to health equity and advocates with expertise in addressing health disparities within Black communities. A special focus will be given to voices from the Black Caribbean and African community, healthcare professionals, community leaders, researchers, and lived experiences. This diversity of perspectives aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of the challenges and opportunities to reducing health inequalities at system and community levels.

The event will be co-chaired by Juliet Amoa, Associate Director, EDI Community Health and Engagement, Lambeth Council and Cedi Frederick, Independent Chair of NHS London Legacy & Health Equity Partnership (LHEP) Oversight Group, and Chair of Kent and Medway Integrated Care System.

 

Confirmed keynote speakers include:

 

  1. Prof Bola Owolabi, GP and Director, National Healthcare Inequalities Improvement Programme, NHS England
  2. Prof Kevin Fenton CBE, Public Health Director for London, and President of Faculty of Public Health
  3. Dr Margaret Ikpoh, GP and Vice Chair, Royal Society of General Physicians
  4. Prof Habib Naqvi OBE, Chief Executive, NHS Race and Health Observatory