by Esther Akinpelu – Paediatric Emergency Nurse and member of Nurses of Colour. I am a children’s emergency nurse and I have been qualified for 11 years. My whole life has been shaped by racism and it is a continuous fight for equality. I have joined Nurses United because I believe there is power inContinue reading “Racism Reporting Tool and Anti-Racist Framework”
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Nurses of Colour
Launch of Racism Reporting Tool and Anti-racist Framework Wednesday, March 17, 2021 • 7:00 PM • Join us to hear from key campaigners about were we are now a year on from the start of the pandemic, Nurses of Colour’s plan to address racism, and how you can get involved Pannelists Thenjiwe Harris, Movement for Black Lives (NYC,Continue reading “Nurses of Colour”
Empire, Colonisation, Slavery and Healthcare: why our Institutions need re-educating.
by Fatimah Mohamied – Midwife and editorial board member of ‘The Student Midwife Journal’, contributor of ‘all4maternity’ and contributor to the ‘Association of South Asian Midwives’. Midwifery is a profession that not only cares for the physical health of its clientele, but has also a deep and lasting impact on the mental and social healthContinue reading “Empire, Colonisation, Slavery and Healthcare: why our Institutions need re-educating.”
The government “does not know enough about the experience of frontline staff, particularly BAME staff”
In the cross-party Public Accounts Committee (PAC) report ‘COVID-19: Government procurement and supply of Personal Protective Equipment’, the PAC has raised concern about the experiences of Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) staff who were more likely to report being affected by PPE shortages and feel pressured to work without adequate protection. They said: ‘A third of BAME doctorsContinue reading “The government “does not know enough about the experience of frontline staff, particularly BAME staff””
56% of Black and Asian health workers say that racism has made it difficult for them to do their job.
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Black nurses ‘petrified’ of being on front line of Covid second wave without proper protection
This article highlights the Equality 4 Black Nurses findings and is worth reading: https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/b/black-nurses-petrified-of-being-on-front-line-of-covid-second-wave-without-proper-protection Please fill in our Nursing Narratives Survey here: NN Survey
The treatment of nurse Amin Abdullah was racist, and we need to call it out.
by Professor Anandi Ramamurthy, Sheffield Hallam University. Amin Abdullah, an award-winning nurse who had overcome odds in life died after setting himself alight following dismissal from Charing Cross Hospital in 2015. Not only was Amin unfairly treated, but excessive delays in the investigation of his case were unwarranted and impacted on his mental health. BeforeContinue reading “The treatment of nurse Amin Abdullah was racist, and we need to call it out.”
Has discrimination increased in the NHS?
Has discrimination increased in the NHS? by Anandi RamamurthyDiscrimination has increased in the NHS according to the 2019 WRES data. A 2020 survey of over 900 NHS workers in London found that women, Black ethnic minority staff, migrants, nurses and healthcare assistants were most at risk of discrimination and/or harassment at work. Experiencing either discriminationContinue reading “Has discrimination increased in the NHS?”
Racism in clinical trials and health care – what must be done?
Racism in clinical trials and health care – what must be done? by Anandi Ramamurthy Ethnic minorities are currently underrepresented in vaccine clinical trials taking place across the UK. There are only 11,000 volunteers from Asian and British Asian backgrounds (4.3%) and 1,200 from Black, African, Caribbean or Black British backgrounds (0.5%) in current vaccineContinue reading “Racism in clinical trials and health care – what must be done?”
Let’s break the silence by telling the truth to power
Let’s break the silence by telling the truth to power by Sadiq Bhanbro. Racism in the NHS and social care sector is historical, systematic, and widespread, and the pandemic has exposed it all. The disproportionate number of COVID-19 deaths of Black and Minority Ethnic health care staff is an eye-opening example. Therefore, it cannot beContinue reading “Let’s break the silence by telling the truth to power”