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'BMA must do more for minorities'

GPC member Dr Kailash Chand has criticised the BMA for failing to do enough to ensure proper representation of ethnic minority GPs.

Manchester GP Dr Chand, whose experiences of racism in the NHS were featured in The Guardian last week, told Pulse he was not in favour of positive discrimination but it was disappointing that all the GPC negotiators and sub-committee chairs were white.

He would also like the BMA to set up a central committee to represent the interests of overseas-qualified doctors.

'I'm not accusing the BMA of being racist,' he said. 'But in the past they have not done as much as they should have done. Justice delayed is justice denied.'

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