The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to the forefront health inequalities relating to the colour of a patient’s skin. However, this is not a new issue and patients have always faced barriers in healthcare due to the colour of their skin. Impacting factors can include explicit racial bias, which includes discrimination and prejudice; implicit racial bias; missing data; lack of trust; and reduced access. These can lead to misdiagnoses and delays in treatment, which can ultimately cause harm and preventable death.
Dangerous gaps in training
Medical training has, to date, primarily centre