Helping to tackle health inequalities
Information from our 2016 'Our Health Matters' project to listen to the health experiences of local Gypsies, Roma and Travellers, has fed into a new House of Commons Committee report, published last week.
The Women and Equalities Committee's report said that Gypsy, Roma and Traveller people have the worst outcomes of any ethnic group across a huge range of areas, including health.
They have made a number of recommendations to the government, including adding Gypsy, Irish Traveller and Roma categories to the NHS data dictionary. This would help the NHS understand how care is working for Gypsy, Irish Traveller and Roma people and help improve it.
This was also one of our recommendations in 2016 - you can read the 'Our Health Matters' report here.