Death Certificates: Ethnic Groups:Written question - 73890

Q
(Bristol West)
Asked on: 14 July 2020
Department of Health and Social Care
Death Certificates: Ethnic Groups
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy that ethnic information should be included on death certificates.
A
Answered by: Ms Nadine Dorries
Answered on: 24 July 2020

The recent Public Health England report ‘Beyond the Data: Understanding the impact of COVID-19 on BAME groups’ recommended the mandatory collection of ethnicity data at death certification. How to take this forward is being considered by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Equalities (Kemi Badenoch MP) as part of the wider work she is leading to improve the quality of data on ethnic disparities and COVID-19.

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