BAME Focussed COVID-19 Research Hub and COVID-19 Research Funding Calls
People from Black ethnic groups were most likely to be diagnosed with COVID-19 and death rates from COVID-19 were highest among people of Black and Asian ethnic groups. However BAME communities are less likely to take a COVID-19 vaccination.
The following information has been put together to tackle concerns and highlight the truth behind being vaccinated for COVID-19.
Black, Asian and ethnic minorities make up a large proportion of the population in Northwest London. Ongoing COVID-19 investigations show that Black, Asian and ethnic minorities appear to be disproportionately affected by COVID-19 in the UK.
The following research focuses on priority areas to help tackle this disproportion.
NIHR ARC Northwest London COVID Projects
Partner Organisation COVID Community Research
Our academic partner, Imperial College School for Public Health, produce regular COVID-19 reports.
Prof. Helen Ward, the Engagement and Involvement theme lead for NIHR ARC Northwest London, is the Director of the Patient Experience Research Centre. PERC are leading community involvement initiative to rapidly capture the opinions, experiences, preferences and unmet needs of communities in the UK during this outbreak.