NHS BME NETWORK FRIDAY INSIGHTS & UPDATES -23 July 2021

Medical Workforce Race Equality Standard NHS England published its first annual Medical WRES report this week. The Medical WRES programme was launched in September 2020 and publishes national and local scores against 11 separate indicators. It will come as no surprise...

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...

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...

ENGLAND CIVIL SOCIETY SUBMISSION TO THE UN ICERN

On 14 July 2021 the Runnymede Trust submitted the shadow report from civil society groups to the United Nations. The report shows that racism is systemic in England and impacts BME groups’ enjoyment of rights. Disparities facing BME groups in England exist in...

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...