May 2021

Health Inequalities: Have we made progress?

Community events
Online via Zoom
Tuesday 25th May, 2021 - 11:00 to 12:30

About this event

Who could have guessed the challenges that our society has faced in the last year? COVID-19 has changed the face of the NHS. And the Black Lives Matter movement has brought health inequalities to the spotlight in an unprecedented way.

Our health and social care system has changed because of these events. But it is impossible to ignore how much still needs to be done for true equity and equality of outcome.

In this upcoming Healthwatch Greenwich event, organised on the one-year anniversary of George Floyd’s death, we will explore the impact of the Black Lives Matter movement on health and social care in the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

Join us to find out what commissioners have been doing to improve health and social care for marginalised communities in Royal Greenwich and how your views and feedback can influence the future of health and social care services in Royal Greenwich, and beyond.


From Royal Borough of Greenwich:

  • Fiona Harris, Assistant Director of Public Health
  • Sarah McClinton, Director of Health and Adult Services

From Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust:

  • Sandra Iskander, Programme Director, Strategic Development
  • Fay Blackwood, Associate Director of Organisational Development and Inclusion

From Oxleas NHS Trust:

  • Karen Edmunds, Head of Equality and Human Rights
  • Juliana Frederick-James, SLP Forensics Equalities Lead
  • Sophia Ploumaki, Associate Director Greenwich Mental Health Services

From south east London Clinical Commissioning Group:

  • Neil Kennett-Brown, Place Based Director, Greenwich

Event format:

  • Introduction from Healthwatch Greenwich CEO Joy Beishon.
  • A short presentation from each guest outlining institutional changes that have taken place in the last year as a result of the Black Lives Matter movement.
  • Each presentation will be followed by a discussion where audience will be able to ask their questions.
  • Wrap-up and final thoughts.

Joining instructions:

Please register on Eventbrite. You will be able to access the event from the Eventbrite page, or via the reminder emails.

If you need help registering for this event, please email info@healthwatchgreenwich.co.uk or call us on 020 8301 8340.

Contact details

If you have any questions or need help registering, please contact us: 


020 8301 8340