Southern Health’s response to the recent Government report on race and ethnic disparity

Paul Draycott, Director of Workforce, Organisational Development and Communications
  • Build Trust
  • Promote Fairness
  • Create Agency
  • Achieve Inclusivity

What is institutional racism?

It is important to be mindful of different definitions of institutional racism. Below is the definition that the report uses, taken from the MacPherson report in 1999:

  • Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic staff face more bullying, harassment and abuse compared to white staff in over 80% of NHS Trusts
  • White applicants are more likely to be appointed from shortlisting compared to Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic applicants
  • Ethnic background continues to be the most common reason for discrimination
  • The report itself highlights the ethnicity pay gap in the NHS and calls for a strategic review at a national level.



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Southern Health provide community, specialist mental health and learning disability services for people across the south of England.