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NHS to come under Race Relations Act

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 06 March 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:625
  1. John Warden, parliamentary correspondent
  1. BMJ

    Race relations laws in the United Kingdom are to be enforced more widely in the public sector, including the NHS, the UK government decided last week in the wake of a damning official report on “institutional racism” in the police service.

    The Stephen Lawrence inquiry into the racist murder of a black teenager in South London in 1993 found that collective racism exists in both the Metropolitan Police-which failed to …

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