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NHS equality standard for BME staff comes into force today

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Thank you Roger. Looking forward to see the change. I came to UK 15 yrs ago with 10yrs clinical experience in various specialties. Managed to gain a band 6 post after 5 yrs of working as band 5/ D grade nurse initially. After 6 yrs into the post,had to down grade as band5 nurse due to restructuring of the unit for financial savings. I had no choice other than taking Band5 post to keep a roof over my head. I felt that institutional racism was a factor leading to this downgrading. Mine is just one case out of so many. Couldn't even get a band 6 post never mind band 8 and above. Hope this decision will bring some changes to the existing practice.

Posted date

2 April, 2015

Posted time

0:55 am

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