Death Certificates: Ethnic Groups:Written question - 73890

(Bristol West)
Asked on: 14 July 2020
Department of Health and Social Care
Death Certificates: Ethnic Groups
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.
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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