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The Royal College of Physicians is working with a Community of Practice supported by Public Health England, including NHS Providers and Provider Public Health Network, to offer examples of how the impact of COVID-19 on widening health inequalities can be mitigated.
Many providers of health and care services have been quick to recognise this issue and take action considering how their work may impact on inequalities; and on groups within their local population and workforce that share protected characteristics, are socially excluded, or extremely vulnerable, including those with long-term conditions. Many trusts are also considering actions for their workforce at lower bands who supply outsourced services, who may be unduly affected.
For more information, and examples of practice, visit the RCP website here. You can also provide examples to be included with this resource.
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