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    Discrimination against black and minority ethnic staff within the NHS is widespread, deep-rooted, systemic and largely unchanging

Discrimination against black and minority ethnic staff within the NHS is widespread, deep-rooted, systemic and largely unchanging

Research by Roger Kline finds that black and minority ethnic (BME) staff are grossly under-represented at senior levels of the NHS and their presence has declined despite the increasing number of BME nurses and doctors. Urgent discussion and action is needed to prevent further damage to staff well being and to patient care.

The NHS is England’s largest employer of Black […]

A very long and slow walk: There is much still to be done to end race discrimination in the NHS

Research by Roger Kline found that minorities were over 3 times less likely to get hired for a post at NHS Trusts in England than white applicants. Black applicants who were shortlisted were nearly twice less likely than white applicants to be appointed, indicating significant discriminatory hiring practices. Given some of the issues with actually getting data on hiring practices, […]

The NHS is at a crossroads after the Francis Report

Roger Kline and Brendan Martin suggest that recommendations in the Francis Report about policing inadequate behaviour by health care workers have been over emphasised, neglecting opportunities to ensure higher standards. There is a danger that the opportunities provided by the report to strengthen the best aspects of NHS culture will be overwhelmed by defensive responses that reinforce the weak ones. During the […]

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