A year ago today, we lost the first of too many healthcare workers to covid as Dr Adil El Tayar and Dr Habib Zaidi passed away. Since their tragic deaths,…
Dr Dolin Bhagawati, of the Doctors’ Association UK (DAUK), said the group remained “very concerned” about the effects of the spike on both NHS workers who are of BAME origin as well as the wider population. He also admitted DAUK were fearful of the “dire consequences”, should a second wave materialise.
Dr Rinesh Parmar DAUK Chair said "To have just over 20% of trusts carrying out risk assessment for their BAME staff, three months after we raised concerns, and two months after the risk to BAME staff was acknowledged by Sir Simon Stevens, shows either dangerous apathy or callous disregard for the safety of BAME NHS workers.”
The Doctors’ Association UK has expressed alarm that a crucial analysis of the impact of the viral pandemic on ethnic minorities has been suppressed.
The Doctors' Association UK Chair says urgent action is required to protect frontline BAME staff.
The results of the NHS staff survey reveal that reports of work related stress are at a record high in the NHS. Additionally BAME staff report facing worrying levels discrimination from patients, relatives and members of the public. This is unacceptable. Read our response here.