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Black and Asian nurses in the NHS report harassment

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: (Published 11 November 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1247
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    Many black and Asian nurses in the NHS suffer racial harassment from patients and colleagues and many feel that they are discriminated against, according to a report from the independent Policy Studies Institute. Eight per cent of NHS nursing and midwifery staff are from ethnic minority groups, and although the report, Nursing in a Multi-ethnic NHS, found that most NHS employers had formal equal opportunities in place, they were not fully implemented.

    The book is based on case studies of six NHS employers and 150 interviews and a nationally representative postal survey of over 14000 staff. Nurses said that they did not think that managers were doing enough to deal with harassment …

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