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Almost two thirds of ethnic minority psychiatrists have faced racism at work, survey finds

BMJ 2021; 372 doi: (Published 21 January 2021) Cite this as: BMJ 2021;372:n181
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. The BMJ

Six in 10 psychiatrists from an ethnic minority background have experienced racism at work, a survey by the Royal College of Psychiatrists has reported. The college called for all mental health staff to undergo mandatory unconscious bias training in the wake of its findings.

Ethnic minority doctors make up 39% of the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ membership, (27% Asian, 6% Black, 2% mixed heritage, and 4% other). The college surveyed members working in the …

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