08 September 2021

Wednesday 6 October 12.30—1.30 Online 

Toby Lewis, Senior Fellow for Health Inequalities for The Kings Fund joins us in October to talk about what the NHS can do to maximise its contribution to tackling poverty.

Recent data shows that in the UK; 4.3 million children, 2.1 million pensioners and 8.1 million working adults in the UK, experience poverty. This has increased over the last 6 years. The economic impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic are expected to continue over the next few years. As we emerge from a pandemic and think about building back fairer, addressing poverty will become even more important for the NHS and its partners. This webinar will aim to be practical and real about what we might do, against a backdrop of understanding the evidence.”

Toby Lewis is a Senior Fellow at the King’s Fund, now leading a programme of work in this field, having spent 25 years in the NHS.  Most recently he was Chief Executive of an NHS organisation in the Midlands that created a raft of social value programmes around employment, housing and sustainability designed to experiment with how to tackle exclusion.

Following the talk there will be opportunity for questions and discussion and look at how ELFT can link into this work further. This session is open to everyone and we encourage representatives from each ELFT service to attend.

Register in advance for this meeting: To register for the webinar please click on the link here.


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. For more information please contact ELFT.communications@nhs.net