This is the first quarterly update on progress to the Prime Minister and the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care. This report summarises the work undertaken across government since the report of the PHE review was published on 2 June.
The PHE review set out some of what was known at the time about COVID-19 and ethnicity. It told us what the disparities in risks and outcomes were, but not why they had arisen or what could be done about them. The Race Disparity Unit (RDU) has been working collaboratively across government and with the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and is liaising with universities and researchers to build the evidence base and to get a better understanding of what is driving these disparities.
Read the report here.