Doctors call for action on racism in wake of covid-19 and death of George FloydBMJ 2020; 370 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m3607 (Published 16 September 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;370:m3607
- Gareth Iacobucci
- The BMJ
The UK government has a “moral imperative” to take firm action against racism and health inequalities that have been laid bare by the covid-19 pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement, the BMA has urged.
The association’s annual representative meeting, held virtually on 15 September, passed a motion requesting concrete actions to tackle racism in the NHS and at a broader societal level.
The meeting called for all NHS boards to reflect the ethnic make-up of the workforce of the organisation they manage, for more transparent recruitment and promotion systems in …