To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to tackle health inequalities in (a) Coventry North East constituency, (b) Coventry, (c) the West Midlands and (d) England.
21 January 2022
We have established the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID) to tackle disparities working with the National Health Service, integrated care systems, wider health and care services and national and local government.
Through its regional team in the West Midlands, the OHID is providing support to programmes in Coventry aimed at reducing health inequalities. This includes providing evidence, intelligence and sharing best practice for initiatives to tackle infant mortality, homelessness, migrant health issues and access to housing, improved access to services for vulnerable and hard-to-reach groups.