Health inequalities – how can we support equal access to healthcare?

Episode 38,  Sep 05, 2022, 08:00 AM

How do you help people from all walks of life gain equal access to medical help and advice? That’s an issue that was discussed at ConfedExpo by two people who have collaborated in one part of England to make a difference. Yorkshire is home to a diverse population and in one area of health – asthma – one consultant has taken a stand when it comes to ensuring all have access to easy to understand advice. Dr Llinos Jones, a respiratory consultant with Mid-Yorkshire NHS Trust, is opting not to prescribe medicines which are not available with multi-lingual guidance notes. Now, thanks to a collaboration with Yorkshire & Humber AHSN, she says she’s no longer ‘a lone voice’ as Nigel Thompson reports.