Letters “Fitness to practise” process

Racial justice is long overdue

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d3041 (Published 17 May 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d3041
  1. Vivienne Lyfar-Cissé, transitional lead1,
  2. Vijay Kumar, national general practitioner lead1
  1. 1NHS BME Network, PO Box 5205, Hove BN52 9JW, UK
  1. vj.lyfar{at}virgin.net

We are very worried about the results of Humphrey and colleagues’ research paper.1 It is well known that black and minority ethnic (BME) doctors and those who have qualified overseas have a higher referral rate to the General Medical Council, have higher impact judgments, and are subjected to racial discrimination in the NHS. …

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