The National Healthcare Inequalities Improvement programme has recently completed the recruitment for cohort 2 of the Core20PLUS Ambassador programme 2023-24.
This has resulted in approx 250 Core20PLUS ambassadors joining the programme to promote the importance of reducing inequalities across the healthcare system and to drive this important agenda forwards. This builds on the over 100 Core20PLUS ambassadors that were recruited in 2022-23.
Ambassadors are people working within the NHS who are committed to narrowing healthcare inequalities and ensuring equitable access, excellent experience, and optimal outcomes for all – particularly Core20PLUS populations who are more likely to experience healthcare inequalities. These include people living in areas of high deprivation, ethnic minority communities and inclusion health groups.
The ambassadors will be supported to form local, regional and national networks with others who seek to improve healthcare inequalities.
Ambassadors will be offered platforms to actively champion healthcare inequality improvement and will form an expert reference group for regional and national bodies seeking to narrow healthcare inequalities.
A range of development opportunities will be available to support ambassadors in their role.
Enquiries about the Core20PLUS Ambassadors Scheme can be directed to england.Core20PLUSAmbassadors@nhs.net.