Letters BMJ Confidential

Senior news editor’s reply to Sutaria and colleagues

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g7085 (Published 25 November 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g7085
  1. Annabel Ferriman, senior news editor1
  1. 1The BMJ, London WC1H 9JR, UK
  1. aferriman{at}bmj.com

Thank you for your letter in response to a BMJ Confidential column,1 2 in which you pointed out the under-representation of people from ethnic minority backgrounds appearing in that feature.

As part of The BMJ team responsible for commissioning the column, I am aware of the problem and am trying hard to remedy it. As you quite rightly say, the upper echelons of the NHS are not representative of the NHS as a whole and do not reflect its ethnic mix.

We are trying to make the column both more ethnically diverse and more international. We would welcome any suggestions that you have for people whom we could invite to take part.

Many thanks for your help.


Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g7085


  • Competing interests: None declared.


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