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BMJ 1998; 317 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7163.3b (Published 03 October 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:S3b-7163

Most trusts subsume responsibility to an individual within the human resources department, more than two thirds of whom cited lack of resources and deficiencies in information technology as obstacles to improving inequalities in employment. This may explain why only a minority have linked collected data to analyses of potential differences in promotion, redundancies, dismissals or training. The report concludes with 25 case studies of positive practice in the area. Positive commitment to the issues, uprated information, and a culture of training underpin the cited examples.

NHS Executive. Equal opportunities and monitoring in NHS trusts. Leeds: NHS Executive, August 1998.

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