More recruitment from ethnic minority groups would improve NHS's service, report saysBMJ 2007; 334 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39258.431852.DB (Published 28 June 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:1339
- Seye Abimbola
Recruiting more people from ethnic minority groups into the NHS in England would improve the care of patients, cut costs, and increase the skills of NHS staff, says a report by the government agency Race for Health.
The 64 page report sets out ways that trusts can increase the number of people from ethnic minorities that it employs, through pre-recruitment support, better information on access to jobs, and help for people who qualified overseas. The report says that recruiting people from ethnic minority groups for new specialist services that are aimed at those groups would improve health outcomes in those communities.
The report …