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I4P Public Event: 21st May 2018

Merseyside health – why is it worse than elsewhere?

Dr Axel Kaehne, I4P Associate Director (Operations)

Watch the discussion event here: YouTube

Health inequalities in Merseyside have long been a topic for public debate. Despite significant media attention there has been little progress over the years. This round table discussion brings together experts from public health, academia and representatives from charitable organisations to explore why progress in this area is so slow and what can be done about it.


David Taylor-Robinson is Professor of Public Health and Policy and Honorary Consultant in Child Public Health at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital. He led the child health component of the Due North Inquiry on Health Equity for the North (2014) and holds the current MRC Clinician Scientist Fellowship (2017-21) which is entitled “Reducing inequalities in child health: understanding pathways, interventions and policies.”

Andrew Woods heads up the Statutory Accountability Service for the Merseyside Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG).  The service supports CCGs to make lawful decisions that consider equalities, health inequalities, and involve and consult with key stakeholders on commissioning decisions.  The service currently works with and monitors the 12 key trusts across Merseyside.

Julie Webster is currently the Acting Director for Health and Wellbeing for Wirral Council. She is responsible for monitoring and improving the health status of local people, advising on strategies to reduce inequalities, identifying health needs, developing programmes to reduce risk and the provision of public health evidence and expertise to support commissioning of services.

Organised by I4P and PGMI, this event will take place at Edge Hill University’s Ormskirk Campus.


Date: Monday 21st May 2018

6.00pm Registration and Refreshments
6.30pm Start
7.30pm Networking

Venue: Faculty of Health and Social Sciences (building 4) at Edge Hill University (Directions)

Registration: closed.


Festival of Ideas 2018
Programmed by Edge Hill University’s Research Institutes, the Festival of Ideas is a series of talks, exhibitions and performances to engage academics, students and members of the public in conversations upon a common theme. This year throughout May and June, the festival will explore the prism of EqualitiesRead More about the Festival of Ideas here.

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