NHS BME NETWORK FRIDAY INSIGHTS & UPDATES

1. Report highlighting lower uptake of the vaccine by BME NHS staffA report by the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust found that whilst 70.9% of white staff had received the vaccine jab only 58.5% of South Asian staff and 36.8% of black staff had received the...

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...

BUILD BACK FAIRER: THE COVID 19 MARMOT REVIEW

This 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...

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...

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...