Reports

BME DOCTOR WINS EMPLOYMENT TRIBUNAL CLAIM AGAINST GMC -16 JUNE 2021

PARLIAMENTARY HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE REPORT-8 JUNE 2021

This report outlines the feedback the Committee has received from NHSE and other bodies such as the BMA, NHS Confederation etc concerning the experience of BME staff in the NHS.

DIVERSITY A-Z -6 JUNE 2021

This report was taken down from the NHS Website, but published by the Spectator.

CQC’s NEW STRATEGY FROM 2021-27 MAY 2021

CQC sets out its new strategy from 2021 onwards based on its learning over the last five years

UK-REACH STUDY REGARDING VACCINE HESITANCY-28 APRIL 2021

UK REACH STUDY of 11,500 clinical and non-clinical health workers show COVID-19 hesitancy was more common amongst BMEs.

REPORT BY MIND-TRYING TO CONNECT -28 APRIL 2021

This report by mind 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.

NATIONAL BLACK POLICE ASSOCIATION’S RESPONSE TO CRED REPORT-APRIL 2021

In its response to the CRED Report the NBPA states: “The Commission for Race and Ethnic Disparities Report has constructed a politicised and deliberate narrative aimed at undermining lived experiences, racial equality thought and racial equality movement”.

 

LETTER FROM EHRC TO RUNNYMEDE TRUST-12 April 2021

EHRC writes to the Runnymede Trust to challenge the comments the Runnymede Trust made about the EHRC in its letter to the Prime Minister regarding the Commission for Race and Ethnic Disparities’ Report which suggested more funding for the EHRC.

CHANGING THE PERFECT PICTURE-AN INQUIRY INTO BODY IMAGE-9 APRIL 2021

Parliamentary Inquiry calls for the scrapping of the BMI Index which disadvantages BME people

 

LETTER FROM WINDRUSH REPRESENTATIVES TO DR TONY SEWELL-9 APRIL 2021

Representatives of the Windrush scandal write to Dr Tony Sewell to ask him to scrap the report or stand down.

OPEN LETTER FROM RUNNYMEDE TRUST TO PRIME MINISTER-8 APRIL 2021

Open letter from Runnymede Trust to the Prime Minister urging him to reject the report published by the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities on 31 March 2021.

 

RUNNYMEDE REPORT -FACTS DON’T LIE ONE WORKING CLASS: RACE, CLASS AND INEQUALITIES -MARCH 2021

An excellent short report that provides a a sound foundation in understanding the race agenda.

GMB SUBMISSION TO EHRC REGRADING ITS RACE EQUALITY INQUIRY -MARCH 2021

This report outlines the GMB’s submission to the EHRC to inform its Race Inquiry

COMMISSION ON RACE AND ETHNIC DISPARITIES REPORT-31 MARCH 2021

This report denies the existence of institutional racism and suggest that the UK is a model for other white majority countries.

NHSEI FOURTH PHASE OF THE RESPONSE TO COVID 19 -25 MARCH 2021

This report sets out NHSEI priorities for 2021

OPEN LETTER FROM BME CEOs AND CHAIRS TO SIMON STEVENS-24 MARCH 2021

Letter from 19 CEOs and Chairs to Simon Stevens re concerns about race equality.

HSJ ARTICLE REGARDING WORST TRUSTS FOR DISCRIMINATION-15 MARCH 2021

This report by HSJ names acute trusts with the highest and lowest proportion of BME staff that have confirmed they have experienced discrimination whilst working in the NHS.

GOVERNMENT SECONDLY QUARTERLY REPORT INTO COVID-19 ETHNIC MINORITIES-01 MARCH 2021

The government’s second quarterly report on progress to address COVID-19 finds again that ethnicity in its own right did not appear to be a factor in the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on BME communities.

WRES REPORT 2020-26 FEBRUARY 2021

The WRES report for 2020 unsurprisingly shows very little movement concerning the experience of BME staff in the NHS.

MINISTER OF EQUALITIES LETTER TO THE PRIME MINISTER -25 FEBRUARY 2021

Minister of Equalities Kemi Badenoch MP writes to Boris Johnson MP regarding the outcomes detailed in the Second Quarterly report concerning COVID-19 and ethnic minorities.

PAPER ON VACCINE UPTAKE IN A MULTI-ETHNIC UK HEALTHCARE WORKFORCE-15 FEBRUARY 2021

This paper reviewed the uptake of the vaccine jab by staff working for University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust and found that the update was lowest in BME staff groups.

TIME FOR NURSING TO ERADICATE HAIR DISCRIMINATION -9 FEBRUARY 2021

Academics call for nursing to make an effort to stop the hair discrimination of black nurses

 

HSJ ARTICLE BY DR NADEEM MOGHAL-02.02.21

According to Dr Moghal the roots of the black vaccine hesitancy lie in the mistrust of authority and state institutions starting with the British slave trade policy just over 400 years ago.

 

THE LANCET PUBLIC HEALTH REPORT -28 JANUARY 2021

This report outlines the study carried out by the University of Manchester using the England-wide GP Patient Survey for 1.4 million adults over 55 years between 2015 and 2017. The results show that BME groups were more likely to report poor experiences at their GP Surgery.

 

THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE REPORT- JANUARY 2021

This report details the findings of the RCEM surveys undertaken in May and December 2020 which revealed ethnic minority disparities in access to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). The report also makes a number of recommendations to address this occupational risk.

GOVERNMENT WHITE PAPER-REFORMING THE MENTAL HEALTH ACT -JANUARY 2021

The Government’s White Paper outlines the four principles developed by a Review undertaken by Professor Sir Simon Wessely that will guide and shape its approach to reforming legislation, policy and practice concerning the Mental Health Act.

MBRRACE-UK EXECUTIVE SUMMARY REPORT -DECEMBER 2020

MBRRACE-UK report on examining the care received by women who died during or up to pregnancy between 2016 and 2018 found death rates to be four times higher for BME women and two times for Asian women.

MBRRACE-UK FULL REPORT -DECEMBER 2020

MBRRACE-UK report on examining the care received by women who died during or up to pregnancy between 2016 and 2018 found death rates to be four times higher for BME women and two times for Asian women.

 

BUILD BACK FAIRER: THE COVID-19 MARMOT REVIEW -DECEMBER 2020

The report makes the case for the need not only to “Build back better” but also to Build Back fairer” after the pandemic given the level of social, environmental and economic inequality in society are damaging health and wellbeing.

The Executive Summary to the full report available below.

BUILD BACK FAIRER: THE COVID-19 MARMOT REVIEW -DECEMBER 2020

The report makes the case for the need not only to “Build back better” but also to Build Back fairer” after the pandemic given the level of social, environmental and economic inequality in society are damaging health and wellbeing.

 

APPG-CORONAVIRUS INTERIM REPORT-DECEMBER 2020

This All Party Parliamentary Group on Coronavirus have following a rapid inquiry made 71 key findings which inform 44 recommendations to the UK Government so that its preparedness and response to the pandemic may be improved in the future.

 

NHS COVID-19 VACCINATION DEPLOYMENT STRATEGY-20.11.20

NHS England writes to all NHS Leaders setting out its deployment strategy for the vaccination of all NHS Staff

 

BMJ EDITORIAL -WHEN GOOD SCIENCE IS SUPPRESSED PEOPLE DIE-13 NOVEMBER 2020

This BMJ Editorial outlines some of the things that the government has suppressed whilst at the same time deceitfully claiming to be following the science-the net result being people have died needlessly.

 

PARLIAMENTARY JOINT COMMITTEE OF HUMAN RIGHTS REPORT-BLACK PEOPLE, RACISM AND HUMAN RIGHTS-11.11.20

This report highlights that over 60% of Black people in the UK do not believe their health is equally protected by the NHS compared to white people. This together with disadvantages faced by black people justifies the establishment of an organisation similar to the Commission of Racial Equality of the past.

 

EHRC -TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR INQUIRY INTO RACIAL INEQUALITIES AT WORK FOR LOWER PAID HEALTH AND CARE WORKERS ACROSS BRITAIN-05.11.20

This document outlines the Terms and Reference for the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) Inquiry concerning racial inequalities at work for lower paid health and Care workers across Britain.

 

GOV UK: ETHNIC DISPARITIES AND INEQUALITY IN THE UK: CALL FOR EVIDENCE

The Commission on Race and Ethnic disparities is calling for evidence in an attempt to understand the disparities that exist across the different public sectors. The deadline for responses is 30 November 2020.

 

A REVIEW BY BARONESS DOREEN LAWRENCE -AN AVOIDABLE CRISIS-27.10.20

This report by Baroness Doreen Lawrence says COVID-19 has “thrived” among BME communities because of structural race discrimination.

 

HM GOVERNMENT-FIRST COVID DISPARITIES REPORT TO PRIME MINISTER -22.10.20

This report details the work that has been undertaken by the government since the publication of PHE reports in June 2020 highlighting the disparities that exist in relation to ethnicity and COVID-19 infections.

EHRC REPORT-HOW CORONAVIRUS HAS AFFECTED EQUALITY AND HUMAN RIGHTS-20 OCTOBER 2020

This report by the EHRC summarises evidence that helps us understand the effects of COVID-19 pandemic on different groups in society.

HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE COMMITTEE REPORT-1 OCTOBER 2020

This HSCC report titled ‘Delivering core NHS and care services during the pandemic and beyond calls for a strategy to deal with racial discrimination in the NHS by the end of the year.

ADVANCING MENTAL HEALTH EQUALITIES STRATEGY-SEPTEMBER 2020

This report summarises the core actions that NHS England and NHS Improvement will take to bridge the gaps for communities fairing worse than others in mental health services.

NHS CONFEDERATION REPORT – HEALTH INEQUALITIES TIME TO ACT-SEPTEMBER 2020

This report provides an overview of the feedback the NHS Confederation has received from its members concerning the long standing failure of the NHS to address health inequalities as exposed by COVID-19

HSJ INTERVIEW WITH RETIRING NHS ENGLAND WRES LEAD -30 SEPTEMBER 2020

In this interview Ms Coghill claims that some trusts are gaming race equality targets and highlights why the WRES needs to be revamped to make it fit for purpose.

COVID 19 AND THE HEALTH AND CARE WORKFORCE-24 SEPTEMBER 2020

This report by NHS Confederation highlights that the biggest workforce issue of the pandemic relates to discrimination of BME staff.

Exclusive: Muslim Medics Taunted About Bacon And Alcohol – By Their Own NHS Colleagues | HuffPost UK

Muslim NHS workers have told HuffPost UK how Islamophobia is rife in the organisation, with their own colleagues making disgraceful comments and denying them opportunities to progress or even socialise.

THE BLACK COMMUNITY AND HUMAN RIGHTS-7 SEPTEMBER 2020

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.

 

WEST MIDLANDS INQUIRY INTO COVID-19 FATALITIES IN THE BAME COMMUNITY-AUGUST 2020

Report finds BME Covid-19 deaths in the West Midlands were probably avoidable with a number of harrowing testimonies.

Runnymede COVID-19 Survey Report v2 August 2020

Report found that 50% Bangladeshi; 42% Pakistani and 41% Black African key worker respondents reported they had not been supplied with adequate PPE. Furthermore, BME people were more likely to feel they were being given tasks that exposed them to the virus and to say that had been ignored after raising concerns about safety.

 

Letter from NHS England to NHS Leaders published 31 July 2020

Letter outlines the third phase of the NHS response to COVID-19 effective from 1 August 2020 which includes a requirement for Trusts to publish action plans to ensure its leaders are representative of the BME Workforce by 2025. In addition, it also sets out how the NHS Leaders and General Practitioners are required to address health inequalities and prevention.

NHS People Plan 2020/21-published 30 July 2020

Sets out the requirements for how NHS people should be treated including the need to address the racial discrimination of BME staff.

 

THE KINGS FUND REPORT-WORKFORCE RACE INEQUALITIES AND INCLUSION IN NHS PROVIDERS-JULY 2020

This report looks at three case studies in creating a fairer workplace for BME staff in the NHS.

 

THE KINGS FUND SUMMARY REPORT-WORKFORCE RACE INEQUALITIES AND INCLUSION IN NHS PROVIDERS-JULY 2020

This report summarises three case studies in creating a fairer workplace for BME staff in the NHS.

Letter from NHS England to NHS Leaders published 24 June 2020

Letter calls for NHS Leaders to undertake risk assessments of their staff that are most at risk within 4 weeks of the date of the letter.

 

Government TOR Covid -19 Disparities published June 2020

The Government has set out its TOR regarding the next steps for work on Covid-19 disparities.

 

PHE-COVID-19 AND BME COMMUNITIES-16 JUNE 2020

Report documents the feedback from BME Stakeholders in an attempt to understand the impact of COVID-19 on BME groups. This section was withheld by the Government when the report was first published on 2 June 2020.

 

PHE Disparities Review published 2 June 2020

A review by PHE has confirmed the findings of ONS that BME groups are at a higher risk of dying from coronavirus even when certain known risk factors are accounted for. However, the report despite its TOR makes no recommendations as to what should be done to address…

ONS Report published 7 May 2020

The Office for National Statistics undertook a study comparing deaths where the coronavirus was mentioned on the death certificate and found that BME ethnic groups are at a higher risk than White ethnic groups.

 

Marmot Review 10 years on -February 2020

This review looks at the Nation’s health since the Marmot Review in 2010 and has found a worsening health picture in England for all people, which is even worse for minority ethnic population groups and people with disabilities.

 

GMC REPORT -FAIR TO REFER JUNE 2019

This report looks at why BME doctors are more likely to be referred to the GMC and what can be done about it.

 

NHS Confed Report -Chairs and NEDs in the NHS published June 2019

Report shows that Chairs and Non-Executive Directors of NHS Trusts from a BME background has nearly halved in the last decade from 15% in April 2010 to 8% in 2019.

 

NHS England Report-A fair experience for all-July 2019

Report sets out the target for NHS Trusts to close the ethnicity gap in rates of disciplinary action across the NHS Workforce.

 

Monitoring the Mental Health Act in 2018/2019 by CQC

CQC highlights its findings as a result of its MHA monitoring visits in 2018/2019.

 

MODERNISING THE MENTAL HEALTH ACT -DECEMBER 2018

This report is an independent review by Professor Sir Simon Wessely calling for an overhaul of the Mental Health Act.

 

PHE REPORT-UNDERSTANDING AND REDUCING ETHNIC INEQUALITIES IN HEALTH-AUGUST 2018

The report highlights the need to consider specifically ethnicity within health inequalities work in order to effectively reduce the health inequalities that exist.

 

EHRC- A Roadmap to Race Equality-October 2017

EHRC and other interested parties to provide a response to the Government’s Race Disparity Audit which clearly shows that ethnicity has a significant and persistent impact on the chance to succeed to the detriment of BME people

EHRC-Healing A Divided Britain -2016

Details a review into race inequality in Great Britain and calls for a need for a comprehensive race equality strategy

 

HSJ-NATIONAL RACE EQUALITY SURVEY REVEIW-NOVEMBER 2008

A national analysis of trusts and PCTs by the Health Service Journal (HSJ) in November 2008 confirms the findings of the SEC BME Network Race Equality Review in August 2008.

 

HSJ EDITORIAL-RE SEC RACE EQUALITY REVIEW

Editor of Health Service Journal (HSJ) in response to the SEC BME Network Race Equality Review Report outlines why it is necessary for management to do more to ensure the NHS is free of racism.

 

HSJ Article re Dr Lyfar-Cisse-Race Equality Report

Health Service Journal (HSJ) given exclusively coverage of the SEC BME Network Race Equality Review Report the first of its kind.

 

South East Coast BME Network Race Equality Review

The report, the first of its kind, analysed workforce data for the then 27 NHS organisations in the South East Coast (SEC) and reveals the widespread disadvantages faced by BME staff concerning recruitment, bullying and harassment, disciplinaries and AfC paybands.

Breaking the Circle of Fear-2002

Report is a review of the relationship between mental health services and African and Caribbean Communities.