Black History Month: Inequalities in healthcare and research

Wednesday 13 October 2021

Patrick Vernon OBE considers healthcare inequalities through the lens of Black British History.


In this talk, Patrick Vernon OBE, social commentator, campaigner, and cultural historian, considers healthcare inequalities through the lens of Black British History. This talk will be followed by a Question & Answer (Q&A) session hosted by Professor Fadi Issa (University of Oxford, Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences).

About the speaker: Patrick Vernon is a social commentator, campaigner and cultural historian. In 2012, he was awarded an OBE for his work in tackling health inequalities for ethnic minority communities in Britain. In 2018 he was awarded an honorary PhD by Wolverhampton University for his work on migration history and equalities. Patrick is a Patron of ACCI, a long established Black mental health charity in Wolverhampton and Patron of Santé a social enterprise in Camden that supports and befriends refugees and asylum seekers across London. Patrick is Vice Chair of the Bernie Grant Trust and a board member of 38 Degrees.

Facilitator and Q&A info: Professor Fadi Issa, Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery, and Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, will introduce the speaker and will Chair the open Q&A session.

This Black History Month talk has been sponsored by the NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre and convened by Equality, Diversity and Inclusion colleagues from the University of Oxford’s Medical Sciences Division:

Department of Physiology Anatomy and Genetics

Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics Rheumatology and Musculosketal Sciences

Nuffield Department of Population Health

Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences

Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences

Radcliffe Department of Medicine

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