Responding to the British Social Attitudes Survey results, Jabeer Butt OBE, CEO of the Race Equality Foundation said:
“It is no surprise that Black and Asian groups reported such low satisfaction with the NHS. Health inequalities have been laid bare in recent years and revealed the shockingly poor experiences and outcomes of these communities across the healthcare system, from maternity to mental health.
“We need to see urgent action from the NHS when it comes to accountability on race equality, or we’re doomed to watch the same patterns unfold over and over again.”
Notes to editors
1. Press contact: firstname.lastname@example.org / 07593 454182
2. About the Race Equality Foundation
The Race Equality Foundation is a national charity tackling racial inequality across public services to improve the lives of Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities. We do this by:
- Exploring what is known about discrimination and disadvantage
- Developing evidence-based better practice to promote equality
- Sharing better practice through educational activities, conferences, written & online material
- Working with national and local partners from the community, voluntary, statutory and social enterprise sectors.
The Foundation was established in 1987 as part of the National Institute for Social Work and was known as the Race Equality Unit. It became an independent charitable organisation in 1995, and in 2006, changed its name to the Race Equality Foundation.