Equality Act 2010

The medical school trying to become anti-racist

The medical school trying to become anti-racist EVA LARKAI A major British medical school is leading the drive to eliminate what it calls "inherent racism" in the way doctors are trained in the UK. The University of Bristol Medical School says urgent action is needed to examine why teaching predominantly focuses on how illnesses affect white people above all other sections of the population. It comes after students pushed for reform, saying gaps in their training left them ill-prepared to treat ethnic minority [...]

Social care at breaking point in England after ‘lost decade’

Social care at breaking point in England after 'lost decade'. Exclusive: government urged to quickly rectify years of policy failures and underfunding. ‘Craving contact’: a carer’s view of her clients’ loneliness The report says the impact of underfunding has been particularly felt in services for older people. Photograph: Murdo MacLeod/The Guardian Policymakers’ failure to tackle chronically underfunded social care has resulted in a “lost decade” and a system now at breaking point, according to a report. A team led by Jon Glasby, a professor [...]

British BAME groups face ‘greater barriers’ than white people in avoiding Covid-19

British BAME groups face 'greater barriers' than white people in avoiding Covid-19. Runnymede Trust finds employment, reliance on public transport and crowded households all risk factors Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Residents of Leicester, which is under local lockdown, being tested for coronavirus. The Runnymede Trust says its findings explain why there are renewed outbreaks in the city and others like it. Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA People from black, Asian and other minority ethnic backgrounds in Britain are more likely to [...]

Leicester: Up to 10,000 could be victims of modern slavery in textile factories

Leicester: Up to 10,000 could be victims of modern slavery in textile factories. Asked if claims of widespread exploitation in the city are an "open secret", deputy mayor Adam Clarke replies: "It's just open." As many as 10,000 people could be working in slave-like conditions in textile factories in Leicester. Leicestershire MP Andrew Bridgen has told Sky News a "conspiracy of silence" has allowed factories in the city to continue to exploit workers over many years. "You've got a systemic failure of all [...]

UK equality watchdog to launch inquiry into entrenched racism

UK equality watchdog to launch inquiry into entrenched racism. EHRC says analysis and evidence-based guidance needed to tackle areas such as Covid-19 death rates in minority groups. Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage A painting by the street artist Deanio_X in south London. Black and minority ethnic people are two to three times more likely to die from Covid-19, according to a UCL study. Photograph: Jill Mead/The Guardian The UK’s equality watchdog is launching an inquiry into “long-standing, structural race inequality”, [...]