Ensuring equity in clinical care for BME communities
We are aware that more needs to be done to ensure that BME communities and patients receive equitable care provision. The AACE medical directors group and the national ambulance diversity forum are progressing this piece of work, specifically looking at BME clinical presentations.
This Zoom session – held on Tues 8th Sept – focused on the inequity that is currently experienced and witnessed across the NHS and within the ambulance sector specifically, how we can do better and in what ways. During the session, we hoped to enhance knowledge and understanding whilst also imparting some practical learning.
We welcomed ambulance service clinicians and also anyone else from the sector who wanted to know more about this issue.
You can view a recording of the session here:
Daren Mochrie QAM
Chair, Association of Ambulance Chief Executives / CEO, North West Ambulance Service
Chief Executive, Welsh Ambulance Services / AACE CEO Diversity Lead
Lord Victor Adebowale
Chair, NHS Confederation
Chair of Diversity Steering Group, College of Paramedics
Dr Alison Walker
Medical Director, West Midlands Ambulance Service
Paramedic, Yorkshire Ambulance Service
Dr Catherine Goodwin
Consultant Clinical Psychologist Organisation Culture /
Workplace Wellbeing Lead at Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust
Head of Diversity and Inclusion, West Midlands Ambulance Service
- National Ambulance BME Forum (NABMEF) Website
- Black Lives Matter: Working to improve the experience of Black and Minority Ethnic Staff and Communities – NABMEF
- Covid-19: understanding the impact on BAME Communities – Gov.UK
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) related deaths by ethnic group, England and Wales: 2 March 2020 to 10 April 2020 – Office for National Statistics