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Ethnic minority doctors hit glass ceiling in NHS

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 23 June 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:1510
  1. Anne Gulland
  1. London

    A new book on racism in medicine has described the discrimination and harassment that black and ethnic minority doctors face throughout their career.

    From entry to medical school to applying for senior house officer posts and to seeking discretionary points (extra payments that doctors can earn at the top of their career), non-white doctors are at a substantial disadvantage, the book shows.

    Naaz Coker, editor of Racism in Medicine: An Agenda for Change, highlighted a “canteen culture” of “racist acts, jokes and statements.” Ms Coker, director of race and diversity at the King's Fund, an independent healthcare charity, which published the book, called …

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