Engaging with BME communities: insights for impact

29 / 05 / 2013

This report highlights ways in which providers and commissioners have developed innovative solutions and approaches to better cater for and engage with BME communities.


Equality and diversity are often seen as mandatory statutory considerations, ‘morally right’ actions and activities, or exercises in political correctness.

In truth, the guiding principles of the NHS make it clear that embracing and promoting equality and diversity are crucial to delivering the highest quality service to the public we serve.

There are significant barriers to accessing healthcare for large sections of our society. We see many examples in the NHS of where ‘barrier busting’ is happening, led by inspirational and dedicated leaders. This paper highlights just some of these examples.

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Much will be written in the coming weeks and months about how the new NHS Long Term Plan is regarded nationally by the various parts of the health service – from think tanks to membership bodies to Royal Colleges. What is perhaps more important, explains Michael Wood, local growth advisor at the NHS Confederation, is how it is seen on the ground by external, local partners. After all, there isn’t much the NHS can achieve in the plan that doesn’t need their support, resources or input

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