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‘White leaders under pressure’ to prove black lives matter

Incoming Health Education England chief executive Navina Evans said the momentum created by the death of George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter movement meant there was now increased “pressure on white leaders” to act on racism and discrimination in the service.

Dr Evans praised a letter written by Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust chief executive Roisin Fallon-Williams, in which she admitted to being “culpable” and “complicit” in failing to fully understand the inequality and discrimination faced by people with black, Asian or other minority ethnic backgrounds.

“That was great to see, and as you can see from the reactions to her letter people were really, really pleased to have it acknowledged,” she said.

However, Dr Evans added: “As well as that [acknowledgement] there needs to be action”.

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Source: HSJ, 22 June 2020


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