Equality and diversity

Equality and diversity – an e-LfH elearning programme delivering an understanding of equality and diversity and helps learners apply that knowledge in the healthcare environment.

Fairhealth exists to help reduce health inequities through education for health professionals, supporting primary care professionals who care for disadvantaged or marginalised patients. As well as resources  for GP educators,  elearning modules include:

  • Health Inequalities in Primary Care – an introduction to health inequalities, exploring the difference between equality and equity, the inverse care law, social determinants of health, and primary care’s place in tackling health inequalities.
  • A practical guide to reducing health inequalities – what healthcare professionals can practically do to make a difference to health inequalities.

The RCGP LGBT Health Hub is a suite of e-learning resources to support GPs and other healthcare professionals to deliver the best possible care for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) patients.

LBGT Foundation’s Pride in Practice Training Academy is an online curriculum of LGBT training modules. This service is for anyone who wants to increase their knowledge and confidence of LGBT inclusion at home, at work and in the community and includes the opportunity to become an accredited Pride in Practice Champion.

Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME)

Dementia among BAME community
The number of people with dementia of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) origin is expected to rise significantly – a seven fold increase over 40 years –  but it is recognised that within the BAME communities there is low awareness of dementia and low numbers of people accessing dementia services. Read about the HEE Dementia Training Standards Framework and watch the HEE film – Finding Patience – which aligns to tier 1 (awareness level) dementia training, and aims to; familiarise people with recognising and understanding dementia; support people interacting with those with dementia; and provide people with the knowledge to be able to signpost patients and carers to appropriate support.

The CPD Zone is brought to you by the GP schools of Health Education England working across Thames Valley and Wessex, in association with Oxford Health FT Library.​

Page last reviewed: 15 January, 2021