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Few trusts have race employment targets

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 17 February 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:384
  1. Benjamin Hope
  1. London

    Only 5% of NHS trusts in southern England have racial equality action programmes that are fully implemented, reports a new survey by the Commission for Racial Equality.

    The survey, carried out in 1998 and published last week, also found that less than half the trusts covered by the investigation had written procedures for dealing with racial harassment. Only 11% had set themselves employment percentage targets.

    The fact that most trusts had formal written equal opportunities policies but no effective strategies for putting them into practice was seen as particularly disappointing. “The health service is the largest employer in …

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