Conversation: Test and Trace Programme & the needs of BAME Communities


The government has launched its’ national contact tracing programme targeting individuals who either have or confirmed COVID-19 cases to reduce levels of community transmission as part of the current lockdown.

Ubele have invited a range of speakers and stakeholders to explore the impact and effectiveness of the web-based Coronavirus Contact Tracing and Advice Service and the role of contact tracers in meeting the needs of Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities across the UK.

The event will provide current information about the service and offer an opportunity for a dialogue between the voluntary/community sector, grassroots organisations and patient groups with senior officials from the NHS.

In light of the recent Public Health England report on COVID-19 and the high levels of mortality, there is a lot of community interest and concern regarding the impact of COVID-19 on BAME communities and building public confidence is critical at this moment.

Invited speakers:

Asad Dhunna Founder and Director, The Unmistakables

Baroness Dido Harding Chair NHS

Dr Shera Chok GP from NHS Tower Hamlets

Ghalib Khan Founder & Director of Written Medicine

Jake Ferguson Director, Hackney CVS

Kahir Alim Director, Council of Somali Organisations

Patrick Vernon Chair of Citizens Panel, Healthcare Investigation Branch (HSIB)

Yvonne Field Founder and CEO, Ubele Initiative

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