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COVID-19 in the North: Health and wealth in the pandemic

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A one-hour seminar exploring the impacts of COVID-19 on health and wealth in the Northern Powerhouse region, delivered in partnership with the Northern Health Science Alliance (NHSA).

Tuesday, 15 December 2020.

Watch below.

Slides are available to download at the bottom of this page. If you would like these slides in an accessible format please email arcnenc@cntw.nhs.uk

In Mid-November 2020, a report published by the Northern Health Science Alliance (NHSA) revealed that the North of England was hit harder than the rest of the country during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, exacerbating already existing health and economic inequalities between the North and the rest of the country

This session will allow you to hear from contributors to that report, including from NIHR Applied Research Collaborations (North East and North Cumbria, Greater Manchester, North West Coast, Yorkshire and Humber) and the NHSA.

Chaired by Professor Clare Bambra, Professor of Public Health, Newcastle University. Clare is also Inequalities Lead for the NIHR ARC North East and Cumbria, as well as for the NIHR School for Public Health Research (SPHR) and Fuse, the Centre for Translational Research in Public Health. She is also Director of the Fuse-led Equal England Network, part of the NIHR SPHR.

With presentations from:

Dr Luke Munford, Health Economist at the University of Manchester and a member of the NIHR ARC Greater Manchester.

Dr Sophie Whickham, Wellcome Trust Research Fellow at the University of Liverpool and member of the NIHR ARC North West Coast.

Followed by a panel Q&A session featuring the above report co-authors, alongside:

Dr Seamus O’Neill, CEO of the NHSA

Dr Heather Brown, Health Economist at Newcastle University and co-lead of the Fuse Health Inequalities Programme.

Professor Kate Pickett, Professor of Epidemiology at the University of York and a member of the NIHR ARC Yorkshire and Humber.

This is the second in a series of six online seminars around Inequalities and Prevention and Early Intervention and Behaviour Change.

The series is delivered by the NIHR ARC North East and North Cumbria, in partnership with Fuse, the Centre for Translational Research in Public Health, the NIHR School for Public Health Research, and Equal England.