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Covid-19: BAME NHS Staff - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 11:28 am on 19th May 2020.

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Photo of Baroness Uddin Baroness Uddin Non-affiliated 11:28 am, 19th May 2020

I salute my noble friend for her relentless uphill struggle to combat institutional discrimination in our country. No one can ignore the sobering statistics on front-line deaths among members of minority communities. These have raised the deepest fears about the tragic number of deaths. Leaders in the NHS who are responsible for diversity have also said that the Government have been too slow to act to protect NHS front-line staff. What measures are in place to monitor this situation and to assure BAME staff that they can be confident about continuing to provide their services to the NHS in safety?