Annual Health Inequalities Summit 2024

The London Inspire Programme was delighted to convene its first annual London Black Health Inequalities Summit in March 2024.


The event celebrated a successful gathering, with 480 attendees, where key stakeholders explored community-based approaches and collaborated on creating sustained health improvement trajectories.


This event was delivered by the Caribbean & African Health Network.

The summit celebrated successes, shared insights, and facilitated reflection, culminating in a call to action and inclusive leadership to enhance the health of Black Londoners. Renowned speakers and advocates addressed health disparities within Black communities, with a special focus on voices from the Black Caribbean and African community, healthcare professionals, community leaders, researchers, and lived experiences. This diversity of perspectives aimed to deepen understanding of the challenges and opportunities in reducing health inequalities at both system and community levels.

Morning Workshops – Health Conditions/Wellbeing Issues

  • Cardiovascular Disease – Hypertension
  • Food Insecurity
  • Immunisation and Screening
  • Sickle Cell
  • Maternal and Neonatal Health
  • Mental Health – Young People


Afternoon workshops – Action-based

  • Funding Black-led Community Health & Wellbeing Projects and Initiatives
  • Community Health Approaches – increasing engagement with Black Led organisations
  • VCSE and Integrated Care Boards and Collaborations
  • Core20PLUS5 Approach to Reducing Black Health Inequalities
  • Black Health Manifesto – Women, Men, Children & Young People
  • Improvements & Expansion of Black-led Health & Well-being Initiatives



Two powerful plenary sessions were held:

  1. System and Cross-Sector Collaboration
  2. Creating Sustainable Change in Black Health

Keynote Speakers Included:

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

Thank you to everyone who participated and contributed to the success of this event.