Black, asian and ethnic minority staff share their experiences of working within the NHS

In our next issue of International Therapist magazine (Autumn 2020, Issue 134) we explore equality, diversity and inclusivity within the complementary therapy and wellness industries.

The Kings Fund recently shared an article which explores people’s experiences of racism and discrimination within the NHS. It begins with a story shared by Angela who works in behavioural science. Angela said, ‘I’ve got people who are managing me who are racist, my manage holds me back, stops me getting opportunities that are given to my white counterparts who are maybe not as experienced as me.’

They include some interesting statistics on this, according to the latest WRES data, white staff are 15 per cent more likely to access non-mandatory training than their colleagues from an ethnic minority background. In the 2019 NHS Staff Survey, 15.3 per cent of ethnic minority staff reported experiencing discrimination at work from a manager, team leader or other colleague in the past year, this figure was more than double the proportion of white staff.

What are your views on equality and diversity within the industry? We would love to hear from you, email Leanne Sheill at lsheill@fht.org.uk.

Read the full news item as featured on the kingsfund.org.uk

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