On Monday 3rd December NHS North West hosted a major conference at the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester.
The purpose of the day was to hear from stakeholder speakers and invite discussion among NHS Equality Leads about how best to assure the continuing legacy of equalities work in the NHS after March 2013, when the e⁞xisting SHAs and PCTs are disbanded and many existing managers become redundant or move to other roles.
One of the highlights of the day was an hour-long 'Question Time' style debate, chaired by Human Rights campaigner Peter Tatchell.
Topics were supplied by the audience, who deposited their questions in boxes situated around the venue during the morning session. Questions were grouped by the chair, so that the panel of local NHS and Stakeholder leaders could consider similar questions together.
The panellists were: Shahnaz Ali, Priscilla Nkwenti, Julie Wall, Paul Martin, Evelyn Asante Mensah
The debate was recorded and, to make it easy to listen, we've split the full recording into five segments covering each of the topic areas raised.
Further recordings from the event are also available here
Introductions and question one