Understanding Race Equality in the NHS

Did you know

  • 76% doctors and medical students surveyed by the BMJ said they had been subjected to at least one incident of racist behaviour in the past two years, with 17% stating they experienced it regularly.

  • Of those who had experienced racism, 71% told the survey that they had chosen not to report the incident either out of fear of being labelled a ‘trouble-maker’ or due to lack of confidence that adequate action would be taken.

  • 14% said that they had considered leaving their jobs with 6% electing to leave their positions in the past two years owing to racial discrimination.


The following reports and articles outline the challenges, strategies and commitments to tackling race inequity in the NHS