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Eradicating racism in Norfolk’s NHS

It is based upon a survey of 1387 NHS staff carried out by Dr Steven Wilkinson and Dr Kathleen Lane from the University of East Anglia’s School of Education and Lifelong Learning.

Published today, the report provides a snapshot of how staff have experienced both racism and also other forms of discrimination for example because of their age, gender or sexuality. It provides a comparison with a similar survey made in 2001.

The Executive Summary makes plain: Since 2001 much has changed. There is still much work to be done, but it is clear that there have been indications of a positive shift in responses to discrimination and harassment. Likewise acts of racism occur less often in 2011.”

The Chair of NHS Norfolk, Sheila Childerhouse, said: “Intolerance is something that occurs across our society and as a group. NHS staff are no different to any other ‘group’ of people so I am pleased and proud that the NHS is prepared to confront the issues raised in this report.

“Eradicating racism is fundamental in ensuring that the dignity and rights of all service users and providers are protected.

via Eradicating racism in Norfolk’s NHS – University of East Anglia (UEA).

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