What is the experience of BME staff working within NHS mental health services, including C&I?
These are just a couple of the issues that will be addressed by C&I non-executive director Patrick Vernon, OBE, at our next “Mental Health Matters” event: “Race Equality Issues in Mental Health”.
Patrick will be joined by a C&I service user offering their own personal perspective and experiences.
Thursday 30 March 2017
Rooms 7 and 8, First Floor
West Wing, St Pancras Hospital
4 St Pancras way, London NW1 0PE
Doors open at 5.30pm for a 6pm start.
This is a free event. Just turn up on the day!
Patrick Vernon biography
Patrick Vernon OBE works as Health Partnership Coordinator for the National Housing Federation. He is a Clore Fellow, Associate Fellow for the Department of History of Medicine at Warwick University and has had senior roles on numerous health bodies and is a former Government advisor on mental health.
Amongst his previous roles, Patrick has worked as a senior civil servant at the Department of Health, as Director of the Brent Health Action Zone (Brent Primary Care Trust) and Regional Director for MIND and is former Chief Executive of The Afiya Trust, a national charity working to reduce inequalities in health and social care in BME communities.
Patrick is also a former non-Executive Director for East London and the City Health Authority, and Independent Chair of Westminster Partnership for Race Equality where he played a key role with the Metropolitan Police and the Muslim community with the aftermath of 7/7 in Westminster.
He was awarded an OBE for his work in tackling health inequalities for ethnic minority communities in Britain in 2012.