Prof Gina Awoko Higginbottom MBE
Emeritus Professor of Ethnicity and Community Health, School of Health Sciences, University of Nottingham
Gina has been part of an amazing team for the Apgar research.
The NHS Race and Health Observatory, in collaboration with Sheffield Hallam and Nottingham University, has undertaken a comprehensive review of neonatal assessment and practice in Black, Asian, and minority ethnic newborns. Previous studies have shown that Black, Asian, and minority ethnic mothers and babies are more likely to experience adverse outcomes compared to their White counterparts. It is crucial that we understand how current care practices contribute to these disparities and make the necessary improvements to ensure the best chances of survival and a good quality of life for every baby.
The report we are sharing today represents a significant milestone in addressing neonatal care within the context of diverse cultural backgrounds and ethnic health inequalities. It delves into the unique challenges faced by Black, Asian, and minority ethnic newborns and offers valuable insights to improve assessment and care practices. The findings and recommendations within this report have the potential to drive policy changes and transform medical practices, ultimately leading to better health outcomes.
Review of neonatal assessment and practice in Black, Asian, and minority ethnic newborns Summary
RHO Neonatal Lay Summary
Review of neonatal assessment and practice in Black, Asian, and minority ethnic newborns Report
RHO Neonatal Assessment Report
BBC Radio Schedule: Professor Higginbottom
1754 BBC WM & CWR (West Midlands) Presenter Merisha Stevenson
BBC Radio WM – We Are West Midlands with Merisha Stevenson, 16/07/2023
1810 BBC Manchester & Lancashire Presenter Talat-Farooq Awan
BBC Local Radio – Indus, 16/07/2023
1830 BBC DERBY Presenter Satvinder Rana
BBC Radio Derby – Satvinder Rana, 16/07/2023
1845 BBC Nottingham Presenter Hansa Dabee
BBC Radio Nottingham – Hansa Dabee, 16/07/2023