Primary Health Care: Ethnic Groups:Written question - 180186

Q
Asked by Kate Green
(Stretford and Urmston)
Asked on: 16 October 2018
Department of Health and Social Care
Primary Health Care: Ethnic Groups
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the NHS plans to take to tackle barriers to access to primary care for Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities in the long term plan for the NHS.
A
Answered by: Steve Brine
Answered on: 25 October 2018

NHS England is working on tools for access to primary care for patients and carers, which is aimed at the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities as well as other identified groups. NHS England will be involving members of these communities in this work to create information that helps patients, carers and front line social care and voluntary and community sector staff understand access to primary medical services. Once published, there will be targeted engagement to ensure the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities are aware of the tool, and how to use it.

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