Change starts with each and every one of us

As you are all aware, protests have been held across the world, as part of the Black Lives Matter movement after the tragic killing of George Floyd.

The events unfolding in America have forced us to draw comparisons and readdress the systemic racism and discrimination in many of our organisations and institutions and the NHS is not exempt.

The topic of racism has, rightly so, dominated public discussions and our NHS North West London Collaboration of Clinical Commission Group colleagues have written on the importance of having this conversation and their own personal experiences:

Read Ayesha’s article

Read Sabrina’s article

If you are struggling with some of these issues, get the advice and support you need by calling the Confidential BAME telephone support service for NHS staff. BAME colleagues are available to talk 7 days a week, from 2pm-8pm. Just call 0300 012 1101 (option 2).

We also have many other helpful resources on our Health and Wellbeing support page.

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