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Report accuses NHS of institutional racism

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 12 February 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:367
  1. Mark Gould
  1. London

    The Royal College of Psychiatrists has backed calls for the creation of a mental health “tsar” (national clinical director) for people from black and other ethnic minority groups, one of a series of recommendations in a leaked report into the death of David “Rocky” Bennett, a black patient in an NHS psychiatric unit.

    The report, by retired judge Sir John Blofeld, took evidence from some of the most senior figures in psychiatry, including the mental health tsar, Louis Appleby, and was published this week after the BMJ …

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