A new health equity audit has been published specifically aimed at supporting screening providers and commissioners.
Dr Nisha Jayatilleke is a Screening and Immunisation Lead in Thames Valley. She led and coordinated the group that developed the guidance for screening providers and commissioners on conducting health equity audits. Nisha qualified as a medical doctor and developed an early interest in public health and epidemiology. She pursued this interest by completing specialty training in public health as well as a Masters in Public Health at the University of Cambridge and a doctorate in Epidemiology at Kings College London.
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