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NHS organisations must face up to institutional racism


I'm a white senior nurse, having worked for the NHS for 20+ years. I've worked in ethnically diverse areas and have in my career been one of few white nurses working in a team, (which i have no problem with at all). In my field (mental health nursing) in London, BME nurses are over represented at Band 6, well represented at Band 7 and under represented at Band 8 and above. More should be done at Board level to give senior nurses a taster of what working at this level would look like. I believe the NHS for all its pluses is still guilty of cronyism and being too corporate. More should be done to support networking within the profession and encourage senior staff to mentor junior staff. At board level BME nurses should be well represented and the reason they aren't has nothing to do with ability or qualifications. What are organisations doing to tackle this? It seems an insurmountable progression for me also, I might add ;-) A glass ceiling for sure.

Posted date

15 April, 2017

Posted time

10:03 pm