The principles of the NHS entail promoting equality and diversity as central to the delivery of high quality services. This report from the NHS Confederation’s BME Leadership Forum presents examples of service providers and commissioners which have developed innovative approaches to engaging with BME communities and meeting their needs.
NHS Confederation (2013). Engaging with BME communities: insights for impact. Personal views from NHS leaders. London: NHS Confederation / Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Leadership Forum, June 2013.
High Quality Healthcare Commissioning and Multi-Ethnic Groups (Race Equality Foundation)
The following report tackles the potential of healthcare commissioning to reduce the inequalities in access, experiences and outcomes between ethnic groups.
Salway, S. Turner, D. [and] Ghazala, M. [et al] (2013). High quality healthcare commissioning: obstacles and opportunities for progress on race equality. London: Race Equality Foundation, June 2013. Better Health Briefing No. 28.
Salway, S. Turner, D. [and] Ghazala, M. [et al] (2013). High quality healthcare commissioning: why race equality must be at its heart. London: Race Equality Foundation, March 2013. Better Health Briefing No. 27.
Other Reports of Possible Interest
Costa, B. (2013). Language support: challenges and benefits for users and providers of health and social care services. London: Race Equality Foundation, February 2013. Better Health Briefing No. 26.
Specialist services: a guide for commissioners. London: Voice4Change England and National Association for Voluntary and Community Action (NAVCA), 2012.
Race equality in mental health. London: NHS Confederation, May 2012. Briefing No. 239.
[A brief reference to this item features in Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 9, August 2013].