Agenda item

Synergi Pledge Makers Progress Report

Report of the Director of Public Health.


The Board considered a report of the Director of Public Health providing a progress update on Synergi Pledge Makers and the following point was made:


·         The Synergi collaborative was a five-year national initiative, funded by Lankelly Chase, to reframe, rethink and transform the realities of ethnic inequalities in being impacted by severe mental illness and multiple disadvantage.  In Spring 2021, the Health and Wellbeing Boards of the City of London and London Borough of Hackney became signatories to the Synergi pledge.  Work was now underway to deliver against the seven pledge commitments which aimed to create fundamental, inclusive and sustainable change to reduce ethnic inequalities in access, experience and outcomes, including close working with local BAME communities, service users and relevant community agencies, as well providing national leadership on this critical issue.  In response to a question from the Chairman, the Consultant in Public Health confirmed that it whilst not all the areas that made up the NHS North East London Clinical Commissioning Group had signed to the Synergi Pledge, work was ongoing to promote participation.




·         The report be noted;


·         Further activities underway that would feature in subsequent reports be noted; and,


·         Members’ comments on issues and areas of activity at a system-level to become a focus in the next and subsequent bi-annual reports be noted.

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