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Commission for Racial Equality investigates Department of Health

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39125.458125.94 (Published 15 February 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:332
  1. Owen Dyer
  1. London

    The UK Commission for Racial Equality is to launch a formal investigation to discover whether the Department of Health is failing to meet its duty to promote race equality under the Race Relations Act 1976, it was announced last week.

    Anthony Robinson, the commission's director of legal services and enforcement, said, “We are concerned about the Department of Health, as we have reason to believe that they have not been meeting their obligations under the law.

    “This is worrying, as they influence and shape local health services, and we have to make sure as a regulator [that] communities are not being disadvantaged on the ground because this work …

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