Bitesize course / Using data to understand health inequalities

Explore how to use data to understand health inequalities

6 hours Intermediate
6 CPD hours Free to NHS

This course is FREE to NHS staff. In partnership with NHS England, the HFMA are providing this course free of charge to all NHS staff. To see the options to access this course for free, please click here. If you are not a member of NHS staff and wish to purchase this course, please click the 'purchase' button in this banner.


This course looks at using data to understand health inequalities. It starts by examining how data can be used to shine a light on existing inequalities and where data can be sourced. It goes on to look at the characteristics of good data and information and finally examines the importance of presenting that data well so it is understood by those to whom it is presented and can form the basis for their decision-making.

This course is suitable for finance staff, clinical and medical staff, and staff new to the NHS.


  • What you need to know about the population to address inequalities
  • The characteristics of good data and information
  • The importance of presenting data well

What's included

Up to date, easy to understand content, written by NHS experts

Access to your course online for 12 months

6 hours of accredited CPD

Certificate of completion

CPD accredited
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Occupational level
Band 7+ finance Clinical/medical professional