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June 22, 2020

Since March 2020, when reports that the UK’s minority ethnic groups were being disproportionately affected by Covid-19 first came to light, CRER has been keeping a close eye on data showing racial disparities in the impact of the virus.  Early reports showed that the first medics who lost their lives from the virus were all from BME backgrounds, and as time went on, evidence on this was building consistently in other parts of the UK.

Meanwhile, the silence on this in Scotland...

April 22, 2020

As the impact of COVID-19 grows within the UK, there have been reports that it is the “great leveller”. However, with this statement comes the assumption that we are all equal when it comes to being affected by COVID-19, ignoring both the diversity of the UK and the inequality that has pervaded our society.

A statement like this ignores that the NHS has identified groups that are particularly vulnerable to COVID-19. This includes people who have heart disease, diabetes, and si...

July 4, 2013

The 5th of July 2013 marks the 65th anniversary of the NHS. This is a momentous occasion. It gives the UK a chance to take pride in the knowledge our country has one of the most successful health care systems in the world. The NHS philosophy is one based on equality, in that every person resident in the UK receive equal treatment as they require. If you break your leg, you know where to get an x-ray. If your loved one is diagnosed with cancer, it would be fair for you to assu...

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