Race to equality in healthcare

13 September 2010

Black History Month Conference
Monday, October 18, 2010, Village Hotel, Hyde

This year Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust is recognising Black History Month by raising awareness of the links between race, ethnicity and other diverse characteristics. 

The event will include presentations and workshops where individuals will share knowledge and experience of diversity amongst Black and Asian ethnic groups.  Each presentation and workshop will include time and space for questions and discussion.  This is the ideal opportunity to learn more about a range of Black and Asian experiences from the perspectives of a diverse range of people.  The conference is open to all. 

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Dr. Umesh Prabhu, Medical Director; Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust. Dr. Prabhu is also National Vice-Chair of the BMA’s Equality and Diversity Committee, National Vice-Chair of the British International Doctors Association (BIDA) UK and is a member of the DH, BMA, GMC and NCAS Equal Opportunity Committee.
  • Bradley Lincoln, Founder of Mix-d  “..placing mixed-race people at the centre of mixed-race discussion.” 

Workshop topics include:

  • Identity: looked after children from Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities
  • Mixed heritage
  • Cultural adaptation, spirituality and mental health

There will also be an opportunity to contribute to the development of the Trust’s future equality objectives.

This is a free conference but there will be a £30 administration fee if you book and then fail to attend.                                                                        

To reserve a place please contact equalityteam@penninecare.nhs.uk or 0161 604 3387 by Friday October 1, 2010.
Alternatively, please complete and return the booking form.

Photograph: Olaudah Equiano

Updated: 5 October 2010