31 October 2022

Ahead of our webinar on tackling health inequalities, we are delighted to have joined the Inequalities in Health Alliance (IHA).

The RCSLT vision has at its core a commitment to working proactively to reduce health inequalities and the impact of socioeconomic disadvantage on service users and to provide culturally and linguistically inclusive, co-produced services. Joining the Alliance along with over 200 organisations further strengthens our commitment to addressing social disadvantage and the profession’s role in working to counter these.

The IHA is a coalition of organisations with an interest in improving the health of the UK who have come together to campaign for a cross-government strategy to reduce health inequalities. We are asking the government to do three things:

  • develop a cross-government strategy to reduce health inequalities
  • commence the socio-economic duty, section 1 of the Equality Act 2010
  • adopt a ‘child health in all policies’ approach.

RCSLTs membership of the Alliance comes ahead of a webinar on 3 November 2022 which will look at the practical steps in addressing health inequalities in service provision and will build on RCSLT’s guidance and resources on health inequalities.

Health inequalities webinar

Thursday 3 November 2022, 12–1pm

Addressing health inequalities: the role of speech and language therapy

Guidance on health inequalities and the role of speech and language therapists in mitigating inequalities

Report calls for action to tackle ethnic inequalities in healthcare

Report commissioned by the NHS Race and Health Observatory