Ensuring equity in clinical care for BME communities


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:


The session was facilitated by Sharifa Hashem, South Western Ambulance Service / National Ambulance BME Forum, and Ian Baines, Transformation Consultant at NHS Horizons.


Daren Mochrie QAM
Chair, Association of Ambulance Chief Executives / CEO, North West Ambulance Service

Jason Killens
Chief Executive, Welsh Ambulance Services / AACE CEO Diversity Lead

Lord Victor Adebowale
Chair, NHS Confederation

Islam Faqir
Chair of Diversity Steering Group, College of Paramedics

Dr Alison Walker
Medical Director, West Midlands Ambulance Service

Matondo Manzeninga
Paramedic, Yorkshire Ambulance Service


Dr Catherine Goodwin
Consultant Clinical Psychologist Organisation Culture /
Workplace Wellbeing Lead at Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust

Pam Brown
Head of Diversity and Inclusion, West Midlands Ambulance Service


The 7 A’s of Authentic Allyship – Yvonne Coghill, Director, Workforce Race Equality, NHS London

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