Research suggests that the Covid-19 pandemic has amplified inequalities in areas such as health and education within many communities across London, particularly when it comes to access to health services online.
This autumn, Good Thinking will run four online workshops to explore the impact of digital exclusion on health inequalities and the risks of connecting vulnerable or reluctant individuals to the digital world. Leading experts in online harm, digital inequalities, digital health and the digital transformation of health services will present insights into what is needed for safe and successful digital inclusion. Insights will be gathered from all the workshops to inform a model of good practice for digital inclusion in health, and the development of a proposed Digital Inequalities Impact Assessment to promote good practice.
Workshop I: Should Everyone Go Online?
Digital Inclusion: 5 October, 12.00pm – 1.00pm
With the Covid-19 pandemic accelerating the adoption of digital technologies within the healthcare arena, is it fair to either expect or assume that everyone should be able to manage their health online? What might happen if vulnerable groups with health needs go digital, without sufficient attention to their online safety?
The first in our series of digital inclusion workshops examines the potential challenges of online healthcare management and what practitioners can do to support those most vulnerable to ensure continuity of consistent care.
Professor Julia Davidson OBE, Professor of Criminology, Director of the UEL Institute for Connected Communities, and online harms adviser to Government
Good Things Foundation
Natalie Gold, Former Deputy Director, Public Health England Behavioural Insights
Partnership for Young London