NHS trusts lambasted for failing to tackle race inequality

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: (Published 13 December 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:1230
  1. Caroline White
  1. 1London

    The NHS national director for equality and human rights, Surinder Sharma, has lambasted NHS trusts, including those taking a lead on the issue, for failing to make better progress on race equality.

    Mr Sharma was speaking in London last week at the annual conference of the government sponsored Race for Health programme, which aims to boost race equality in the NHS.

    Black and minority ethnic people were experiencing glaring inequalities in health outcomes, service provision, and employment opportunities in the NHS he said.

    These were “unacceptable” and were …

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