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BMA surveys GPs on post-Brexit increases in racism

GPs are being asked if they have experienced a spike in racist and xenophobic incidents or other forms of harassment in the wake of Britain’s decision to leave the EU.

The GPC has launched a short survey after reports in the national media of a spike in racist incidents after the referendum.

It asks whether GPs feel any harassment they may experience has worsened since the Brexit vote, and whether patients have refused to be seen by a doctor because of their race or nationality.

GPC Workforce lead Dr Krishna Kasaraneni asked all GPs to contribute:

A recent survey by sessional GP website Network Locum found that 63% of GPs 118 had experienced racism from patients or colleagues, and that 47% of these thought it had gotten worse since the referendum.

Readers' comments (2)

  • More irrelevant posturing. Yet to regret cancelling my membership.

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  • May be it is relevant for the ones who experienced racism since Brexit? Perhaps, may be, just may be, the world doesn't revolve around you? What do you think?

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