NHS BME NETWORK FRIDAY INSIGHTS & UPDATES -01 July 2022

1. RCN study shows racism is endemic in the NHS  We have only now become aware of a study published by the RCN, at its annual conference on 8 June 2022, which it states shows that racism is “endemic” in the NHS. The survey of almost 10,000 nursing staff found that...

UK COVID-19 INQUIRY (AMENDED) DRAFT TERMS OF REFERENCE

The Rt. Hon. Baroness Hallett DBE as Chair of the UK Covid-19 Inquiry has written to the Prime Minister to ask him to accept her amendments to his draft TOR to allow inequalities pertaining to both protected and unprotected characteristics to be drawn out...

BRITISH MEDICAL ASSOCIATION REPORT-RACISM IN MEDICINE

This report published on 15 June 2022 detailing the findings of a survey of over 2000 BME doctors between October to December 2021 warns of a mass exodus of BME doctors due to “persistent” and “intolerable” levels of racism in the NHS.

Race Equality in the NHS-Time for Change

Race Equality and the NHS- Time for Change Presented by Dr Vivienne Lyfar-Cissé, Chair of NHS BME Network The NHS is probably the most diverse employer in the UK, employing more BAME people than any other organisation. But how equal and fair is it as an employer and...