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Doctors call for action on racism in wake of covid-19 and death of George Floyd

BMJ 2020; 370 doi: (Published 16 September 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;370:m3607

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  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. 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 …

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