‘Improving Cancer Screening Access for London’s African Caribbean communities living with a diagnosis of Mental Illness’

Date and Time: 
Thu, 17/07/2014 - 19:00 - 20:30

Committee Room 4, City Hall, Queen’s Walk, SE1 2AA

Hosted by Jennette Arnold OBE AM. Published by Black Mental Health UK & Cancer Black Care There is a marked health gap between people detained in mental health settings, labelled with a severe mental health condition and the general population, with a large African Caribbean patient population over represented within this group. Research also shows that cancer is the second leading cause of death among people who have been given a diagnosis of schizophrenia. This new report outlines the critical role that the black community voluntary sector (BVCS) plays reducing the premature mortality in the area of healthcare, sets out practical solutions and models of partnership working that will markedly improve prevention and early diagnosis for this patient group and includes a detail audit of current cancer screening for this group across the capital.

Speakers for the evening include:

  • Dr Geraldine Strathdee, NHS England's National Clinical Director for Mental Health
  • Jenette Arnold OBE AM, Deputy Chair of the London Assembly
  • Matilda MacAttram, Director of Black Mental Health UK
  • Dr Frank Chinegwundoh MBE, Consultant Urological Surgeon & Chairman of Cancer Black Care

Please RSVP events@blackmentalhealth.org.uk or M: 07947 189 682 no later than Tuesday 15 July 2014 in order to ensure admission and also to advise us of any special mobility or dietary requirements you may have.