The Citizens’ Tribunal invite you to join them at their first public meeting, which takes place on Tuesday, 28 March between 6pm and -8pm. The meeting will be streamed live, and you will be able to take part in the conversation and put your questions forward to the panel.
Taking part in the meeting will be the tribunal chair, Denise Charles, the chair of the Tribunal’s sub-committee on health, Angela McKenzie, and tribunal members Munir Abbasi and Dr. Suparna Sukumaran.
Ealing Council’s Director of public health for Ealing, Anna Bryden, and Director of NHS North West London, Neha Unadkat, will also attend. As will the leader of the council, Councillor Peter Mason, cabinet member for tackling inequalities, Councillor Aysha Raza, and cabinet member for healthy lives, Councillor Josh Blacker.
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The Citizen’s Tribunal was an outcome of the Ealing’s Race Equality Commission (EREC). It has been established to facilitate dialogue between the community and the council, and to ensure that the council is held to account on progress on the EREC’s demands. This work is a demonstration of the leadership of Ealing council’s commitment to openness, transparency and inclusivity.
The council takes these demands seriously, and welcomes the scrutiny of the citizens’ tribunal. In a previous interview, Denise Charles, the chair of the tribunal said: “We want to make sure all the actions from the EREC report are focused on and dealt with, whether it is housing, hospitals or education.”
This work is a demonstration of the leadership of Ealing council’s commitment to openness, transparency and inclusivity.
This first meeting will begin to address and further explore the demands of the EREC in relation to health in the borough. These demands are:
• That the commissioners of services draw-up a clear strategic plan for wider representation from ethnic minorities in health services, and particularly in leadership roles
• To consider the stark inequalities and lessons learnt from the pandemic. To ensure these lessons are made public, and acted upon
• The local authorities and health agencies to review funding priorities for ethnic minority communities, particularly black, Asian and minority ethnic communities, who have been disproportionately left behind in health structures and services.