Calls have been made for a new “strategy” to tackle issues of racism and discrimination faced by nurses from Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds in the NHS.
A committee of cross-party MPs today warned that more must be done to “eradicate all forms of discrimination and racism” from the health service.
“It is clear that more must be done to ensure that all NHS staff feel safe, confident and proud to work for the NHS”
The demands came in a new report from the Health and Social Care Select Committee titled: Delivering core NHS and care services during the pandemic.
The report warned that the task of keeping health services running during the pandemic had “posed an unprecedented risk to BAME NHS staff”.
It pointed to a statement from NHS England and NHS Improvement acknowledging evidence of “disproportionate mortality and morbidity amongst BAME people, including our NHS staff, who have contracted…
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