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Letters Ethnic minority staff and patients

NHS duty to ethnic minority staff

BMJ 2019; 365 doi: (Published 26 June 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l4369
  1. Woody Caan, occasional teacher or trainer
  1. Duxford CB22 4PA, UK
  1. wcaan{at}

The UK government website gives this overview of the duty of equality across public services, including the NHS: “the public sector equality duty requires public bodies to have due regard to the need to eliminate discrimination, advance equality of opportunity, and foster good relations between different people when carrying out their activities.”1

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