Roma Culture Awareness: Working with Roma in Health Context

London Maternity Services - Cultural Awareness Workshops

12th October 2022
10:00 - 12:00
Virtual – Microsoft Teams
Entry Fees

London Clinical Network is working in partnership with Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority Groups to deliver interactive two hour workshops to provide an introductory insight into the cultural barriers and adaptions that can be implemented when supporting and engaging with specific groups.  The third workshop with be delivered in partnership with Roma Support Group focussing on the Roma Community.

The course provides a brief introduction to the key issues related to the Roma community and it will explain how you can apply this knowledge in achieving a successful patient-practitioner relationship. The course will also cover health taboos and customs as well as the barriers that the Roma face in accessing health services.

Trainers will use power point presentation, visual materials and facilitate case studies discussions. Each trainee will receive a copy of the training presentation and relevant hand-outs for future reference.

What will you get out of it?

  • Gain knowledge of the Roma community including their origins, brief history, history of Roma communities’ arrivals in the UK, cultural customs and taboos
  • Raised awareness about Roma community’s health needs
  • Understanding of health taboos and culturally sensitive issues
  • Understanding of barriers that Roma face in accessing health services and how to overcome them
  • Learn about successful models of engagement with the Roma community

Audience: London Maternity Staff.

These workshops will not be recorded. CPD Certificates will be available for professionals that attend the session and complete the feedback survey.

If you have any queries please contact Rachel Heathcock, Project Manager, Equality in Healthcare, East of England LGA,


Please contact Rachel Heathcock at for more information about this workshop.