Health equalities lecture series 

Every month, we come together with our host organisation The Advocacy Project and Brent Councillor Ketan Sheth to host a topical discussion about building better health equalities. Previous topics have included children and young people's mental health, food inequality and hidden addictions. You can watch the recordings and find details about our upcoming sessions below.

Upcoming lectures

Can we have a GP system that works for everyone?

In a time of unprecedented demand, many people are finding it difficult to access their GP when they need to – leading to a backlog of patients who don’t know where to go to get care. Meanwhile, doctors are struggling with long hours and the challenge of prioritising those in greatest need while still providing a robust service for the rest of their patients.

So what can be done? We’ve invited Dr Chaand Nagpaul CBE – a London GP, former chair of the BMA Council and current chair of the BMA Racial & Ethnic Equality Forum – to talk about some of the ways we can relieve pressure on the system and keep our primary care service working for everyone.

Sharing insight from his work with the BMA and his own experience as a GP, Dr Nagpaul will discuss the work being done to improve access to services, and the options patients have for seeking care.

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Past lectures

How can we avoid adult mental health crisis? 

Claire Murdoch CBE and Dr Gareth Jarvis share their expertise about what's being done to address challenges in mental health care.

The pathway to preventing Type 2 Diabetes

Professor Jonathan Valabhji gives us a crash course on what's being done to prevent Type 2 diabetes and help people know whether they're at risk.

A safer route into adulthood: introducing transitional safeguarding

Speaker Dez Holmes talks about how we - as professionals and as communities - can protect young people from abuse and neglect as they move from childhood into adulthood.

Hidden addiction: the problem with gambling

Keynote speaker Professor Henrietta Bowden-Jones OBE (Director, National Centre for Behavioural Addictions) was joined by pupils from Newman Catholic College.

Breaking taboos: talking about men and women's health

Presentations from three expert speakers: Dr Jyoti Shah (Consultant Urological Surgeon), Dr Khyati Bakhai (GP, Bromley-by-Bow), Ade Odunlade (COO, Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust)

Putting health on the menu: how food equality leads to health equality

Panel discussion featuring Dr Lander Bosch (Geographer of Health at The World Bank), Dr Ethie Kong (GP), Rajesh Makwana BEM (Director at Sufra), Danny Coyle (Head Teacher at Newman Catholic College), Salma Maher (Consultant Dietitian)

Prioritising children's mental health: what can we do 

Panel discussion with Prof JS Bamrah (Senior Consultant Psychiatrist), Dr Joan St John (Clinical Diabetes Lead GP), Georgina Nutton (Headteacher, Preston Park Primary School)