Welcome to NHS BME NetworkWelcome to the NHS BME Network an independent Network open to all Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) people, including staff, patients, service users and carers.
The Network provides BME people with the following:
- An opportunity to bring about change in the NHS
- An opportunity for BME people to be heard
- Access to better and more appropriate healthcare
- Information and Interpretation of NHS Policy
- Access to a network of people of shared vision
From our Blog
NHS BME NETWORK FRIDAY INSIGHTS & UPDATES -18 September 2020 1. Cleaners more likely to be infected with COVID-19 than medics working in ICU Alex Ritcher, a professor of immunology at the University of Birmingham is the lead author of a study published in the...
This report commissioned by the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights is the first of its kind and highlights in the main that black people do not believe they are treated equally to white people by the NHS.
A review by PHE details the discussions had with BME stakeholders to better understand the factors that may be influencing the relationship and impact of COVID-19 on BAME communities including structural discrimination and racism
Survey shows that the impact of COVID-19 on BME communities is not just a serious health crisis but also a social and economic crisis
The Inquiry reveals that the BME fatalities were probably avoidable and details a number of harrowing testimonies from the BME communities about their experiences which are clearly influenced by the structural discrimination that exists in the NHS.
At an inaugural National BME Conference held on 5 June 2009 over 400 BME professionals and senior leaders gave a mandate to the then South East Coast BME Network as the conference host to establish a NHS BME Network based on the tripartite principles of Hope, Change and Bottom up.