This site is intended for health professionals only

At the heart of general practice since 1960

Report this comment to a moderator

Please fill in the form below if you think a comment is unsuitable. Your comments will be sent to our moderator for review.

Report comment to moderator

Required fields.


GMC to ask why BME doctors face more complaints than white colleagues


There are some issued here. The race relations' agency's definition reads: BME – Black and Minority Ethnic is the terminology used in the UK to describe people of non-white descent. First, why is it "black" put separately? Why not "brown" and minority ethnic? Are people classified as "black" happy to be singled out? Second, Are Mediterranean doctors included? (North Africa, Middle East, Southern Europe) Third, Central and Western Europe doctors are classified as "white" but there are several examples showing that they also suffer discrimination. Why are they excluded from protection? I do hope that PULSE will be brave enough to discuss the matter openly, otherwise doctors who do not belong officially to BEM are discriminated against - in the name of... "tackling discrimination"!

Posted date

23 Apr 2018

Posted time