Can Do Health & Care - NHS Uncomfortable Truths Report

Part 1: WHY as system leaders we need to address culture to improve outcomes | 23 Panel 3: Are we continuously learning and improving based on evidence and experience? Chair: S hane Gordon, Director of Strategy, Research and Innovation, East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust Panel: Z oë Billingham CBE, Chair, Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust Godwin Daudu, Community Builder/Engagement Officer, Community360 and Community Ambassador, African Families in the UK Anthony Douglas CBE, Chair, Suffolk Safeguarding Partnership Ian Turner, The Partnership in Care Ltd and Chair, National Care Association Richard Watson, Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Strategy and Transformation, NHS Suffolk and North East Essex Integrated Care Board Shane: This is a challenging conversation and I am conscious I am the third white middle class chair. I am passionate about reducing inequalities, fairness and justice. Uncomfortable Truth 9: The many inequalities in clinical research include who does research, subjects recruited and type of research. British Medical Journal Caroline: The first point to consider is what we mean by research. Using the term in its broadest context, this is not just about clinical research but gathering all the research evidence base across our population, including public health, our voluntary and community sector, and Healthwatch. Our patients are the foundation of research, so we need to be as inclusive as possible to bring diversity into our research. There are barriers to being involved in research for people with different socio-economic backgrounds and different populations. How can we support people to be more involved in the continuum of taking research into innovation and then into practice?