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BAME health checks should start at 25, says Government primary care adviser

The NHS Health Check programme should target people from ethnic minorities from age 25 in order to reduce health inequalities, a senior primary care adviser to the Government has said.

PHE unveils BAME recommendations and admits ‘humbling’ inequalities

Public Health England has admitted the Covid-19 pandemic has laid bare ‘humbling’ inequalities, as it finally published delayed recommendations on reducing black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) deaths.

Being of Bangladeshi origin doubles Covid-19 death risk, finds PHE review

People of Bangladeshi origin are most at risk of dying from Covid-19, Public Health England’s rapid review into the disparities in risks and outcomes of Covid-19 has concluded.

Diabetes patients to get dedicated support but are not added to shielding list

NHS England has launched a specific support service for diabetes patients during the Covid-19 pandemic, after research by the National Diabetes Audit linked the condition with much higher death rates from the virus.

Quarter of patients who have died with Covid-19 had diabetes

Over a quarter of the patients who died with coronavirus (Covid-19) in England had diabetes, official figures have revealed.

Primary care experts back redeployment of BAME staff away from the frontline

A group of experts has backed advice to redeploy staff from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds away from the frontline due to their increased risk from coronavirus.  

Practices can consider remote working or ‘buddying’ to get BAME GPs off frontline

Staff from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds could work remotely during the Covid-19 crisis, while small practices may wish to get into 'buddying' arrangements with neighbouring practices if their GPs are at higher risk.