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Vox pops: ‘Medicine needs to get a grip on the issue of race’

Four GPs tell us their experiences of discrimination

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dr ayesha sharieff 300x300px

‘In certain organisations there is a vague feeling this is a middle England insiders’ club. That subtle but distinct atmosphere has made me feel like I don’t belong’

Dr Ayesha Sharieff, a GP in south London

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‘I used to ask a senior partner, how do you shortlist people? Their honest answer was, we don’t even look at names that are not English’

Dr Kailash Chand, a retired GP in Tameside and former deputy chair of BMA Council

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‘Comparing rates of Caucasian and BME doctors who face punishment demonstrates the spine-tingling reality of institutional racism. It is coming from the top and I don’t feel safe’

Dr Punam Krishan, a GP in Glasgow

 

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dr jason sarfo annin 300x300px

‘The whole of medicine, and general practice in particular, needs to get a grip of this issue or it could lead to BME sixth-formers being put off medicine’

Dr Jason Sarfo-Annin, NIHR academic clinical fellow and GPST1 in Bristol

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