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Letters NHS apology for racism

BMA responds to racism in the NHS

BMJ 2018; 361 doi: (Published 26 June 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;361:k2748
  1. Chaand Nagpaul, BMA council chair
  1. BMA, London WC1H 9JP, UK
  1. mediaoffice{at}

The incidents described by Menon unfortunately reflect the real—and completely unacceptable—experience of many foreign born and black and minority ethnic (BME) doctors working in the NHS in the past century.1 It is regretful that the establishment did not historically take steps to identify and tackle racism more …

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