In 2021, NHS England established the National Healthcare Inequalities Improvement, a framework that outlined their plan for delivering exceptional quality healthcare for all. Following this, the Health and Care Act 2022 introduced new measures to tackle inequalities through joining up NHS, social care and public health services at a local level. Although these plans are steps in the right direction, with health disparities across the country remaining prevalent, it is now more essential than ever to ensure that people from all backgrounds have access to high quality and effective care. Through sharing best practice, those working to narrow health inequalities can build upon their existing success and develop new strategies to improve services, tackle barriers to access, and better engage with local communities.

  • There is an almost 19-year gap healthy life expectancy between the most and least deprived areas in England, according to the Health Foundation, 2023
  • Almost a third of children in the UK currently live in poverty and are at risk of experiencing poorer health outcomes, states a 2023 report from NHS Providers
  • Maternal mortality for Black women is currently almost four times higher than for White women, according to a 2023 House of Commons report

Join us at Improving Health Outcomes in Marginalised Communities 2024 to hear the latest updates and guidance from leading experts and those working at the forefront of reducing health inequalities. Engage with a series of best practice case studies showcasing successful partnership working, practical tips on addressing wider determinants of health, and strategies for creating targeted and meaningful interventions. You will also have the opportunity to network with senior colleagues from across the field to discuss challenges you have faced in delivering accessible and effective services during the cost-of-living crisis.

Why Attend:
 Hear high-level keynotes on the latest updates and national guidance for narrowing health inequalities

 Gain practical insights into providing holistic care, engaging with local communities, and coproducing services  
 Engage with senior colleagues from across public and voluntary sectors to discuss strategies for tackling health inequalities during the cost-of-living crisis
 Gain 4 hours of CPD points towards your yearly quota


  • Online Registration 

  • Chair’s Opening Remarks 

    Stephani Hatch, Vice Dean for Culture, Diversity & Inclusion, Professor of Sociology and Epidemiology, King’s College London (CONFIRMED)

  • Keynote: Narrowing the Health Disparity Gap: National Updates and Trends

    • The latest policies, and recommendations for tackling health inequalities across the country
    • Updates on the National Healthcare Inequalities Improvement Programme: working in partnership to deliver high quality, accessible healthcare for all
    • Creating a national framework for developing and improving health services to meet the needs of marginalised groups
    • Developing targeted approaches to better address health regional inequalities
    • Utilising data to identify key trends and enable services to take tangible action

    Bola Owolabi, Director- Health Inequalities, NHS England (invited)

  • Keynote: Taking Action to Reduce Health Inequalities in BAME Communities

    • Insights into the barriers to accessible care faced by people from BAME communities with complex needs
    • The role of voluntary organisations: bridging the gap between health services and the people they support
    • Strategies for encouraging individuals to attend physical health checks to better detect early signs of physical ill health
    • Guidance on tackling stigmas and raising awareness of available health services in marginalised communities

    Jes Phillips, Policy & Practice Officer, Race Equality Foundation (invited)

  • Case Study: Working in Partnership to Improve Health Outcomes for All

    • Developing comprehensive strategies for reducing health inequalities across an integrated care partnership
    • Engaging with marginalised communities to ensure health services are meeting the needs of the diverse local populations
    • Strategies for targeting efforts in areas of high deprivation to ensure effective and meaningful interventions
    • Developing and implementing training programmes to ensure culturally competent staff and continued learning

    Zina Etheridge, Chief Executive, NHS North East London (invited)

  • Questions & Answers Session

  • Comfort Break 

  • Breakout Networking: Tackling Health Disparities During the Cost-of-Living Crisis

    This session will provide you with the opportunity to discuss the main challenges you face in providing accessible and effective services during the cost-of-living crisis. We encourage you to share your strategies for addressing wider detriments of health and ensuring services meet the needs of local users. Take this time to share your experiences and network with senior colleagues.

  • Case Study: Taking a Collaborative Approach to Improving Health Outcomes for Children and Young People

    • Working across sectors to guarantee a basic state of health and wellbeing for all children, regardless of circumstance
    • Developing and implementing evidence-based approaches to improving children’s health and wellbeing
    • Practical advice for addressing wider detriments of health in children and young people
    • Guidance on co-producing service designs with children and young people to ensure initiatives reflect their needs

    Angela Kam, Strategy Manager, Bart’s Health NHS Trust (invited)

  • Case Study: Engaging with Communities to Create Accessible Care Services

    • Working with stakeholders and residents to coproduce services that meet the needs of the diverse local populations
    • Key guidance on ensuring accessible and inclusive services for non-native English speakers
    • Encouraging citizens to take a more active role in supporting their own and others’ mental health through wellbeing champion programmes
    • Practical advice for creating effective outreach strategies for socially excluded groups such as rough sleepers, migrants, and sex workers

    Karen Steadman, Senior Manager (Health Inequalities), Greater London Authority (invited)

  • Case Study: Social Prescribing: Narrowing Inequalities Through Early Intervention and Holistic Care

    • Insights into how social prescribing can be used to reduce health inequalities in local communities
    • Using data to identity residents most likely to suffer from health inequalities and identify areas of burden
    • Working with community organisations to address the gaps in traditional health and care services
    • Guidance on creating meaningful relationships with residents to better provide holistic care and services

    Dr Priya Kumar, Genal Practitioner Partner, Kumar Medical Centre, Health Inequalities Lead, Slough Borough Council (CONFIRMED)

  • Questions & Answers Session

  • Chair’s Closing Remarks

Who Should Attend

Who Should Attend?

Delegates who will have an interest in this event will be people who work on improving the Health Outcomes of people in marginalised communities.

*This Conference is open to Public, Private and Third Sectors

For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285


We are now taking bookings for our wide range of sponsorship and exhibition packages; we also offer bespoke packages tailored for your organisation.

Why Sponsor and Exhibit at this event:

✓ Network with key decision makers from across the NHS
✓ Meet your target audience in the sector
✓ Listen and Learn from leading industry experts from across the sector
✓ Opportunity to demonstrate your products or services
✓ Speak alongside industry leading experts
✓ Work with your dedicated account manager to generate the maximum amount of leads

Exhibition and Sponsorship Packages:

Strategic Headline Sponsor:

  • 20-minute speaking slot followed by Q&A
  • 3x2m Exhibition Space (In the Refreshments and Catering room)
  • Pre show marketing email to all registered delegates
  • Post show inclusion on presentation email
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • A4 Insert or A4 Chair Drop
  • 5 Delegate Conference Passes
  • 1 Speaker Pass

Key Supporter Package:

  • 20-minute speaking slot followed by Q&A
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • A4 Insert or Chair Drop
  • 1 Speaker Pass
  • 2 Delegate Conference Passes

Exhibition Stand:

  • 3x2m Exhibition Space (In the Refreshments and Catering room)
  • Power, Wifi, Table and 2 Chairs (If required)
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • 2 Delegate Conference Passes
  • 1 Stand Manager Pass

Insert or Chair Drop:

  • 1 Delegate Conference Pass
  • A4 insert into delegate pack or A4 Chair Drop

For more information or to discuss the available option please call 0203 961 5002 or email Sponsorship@GovernmentEvents.co.uk 

  • Public Sector Rate incl. GE Insights: £235 +VAT+VAT
  • Voluntary Sector Rate incl. GE Insights:: £235 +VAT+VAT
  • Private Sector Rate incl. GE Insights:: £425 +VAT+VAT