Welcome to NHS BME Network

Welcome 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 June 2021

1. BME doctor wins a landmark case against the GMC On 16 June 2021 a BME doctor, Mr. Omer Karim, won a landmark case for discrimination on the grounds of his race, against the GMC. In the press release that followed Mr. Karim states: “I sincerely hope this judgment...

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COMMISSION ON RACE AND ETHIC DISPARITIES REPORT

This report reviewed the evidence concerning race and ethnic disparities and concludes (erroneously in our view) that the UK has fundamentally shifted from race events in the past and has become a more open society such that we are now in a new era of 'participation'...

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REPORT BY BARONESS LAWRENCE-AN AVOIDABLE CRISIS

This report commissioned by the Labour Party concludes that BME people have been overexposed, under protected and overlooked during the Covid-19 pandemic. Furthermore, that Covid-19 has thrived on the inequalities that exist and exposed the devastating impact of...

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GOVERNMENT WHITE PAPER-REFORMING THE MENTAL HEALTH ACT

The Government’s White Paper published on 13 January 2021 outlines the four principles developed by a Review undertaken by Professor Sir Simon Wessely published in 2018 that will guide and shape its approach to reforming legislation, policy and practice concerning the...

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REPORT BY MIND-TRYING TO CONNECT

This report by MIND published on 28 April 2021, details the outcome of a survey of 1,914 people about their experiences of accessing mental health services by phone or on-line during the pandemic. The outcome is mixed with BMEs tending to favour remote access when...

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