Last week I attended the BME network conference in London and what an eye opener. The room was full of people with experiences of injustice and discrimination within the NHS workplace. At times it was really difficult to sit and listen to the way people have discriminated against because of the colour of their skin. My speech focussed on the discrimination the elderly experience not only within the NHS but Society itself. I went home with my eyes opened worrying how difficult it must be to be elderly and BME.
I missed the morning of the conference and Roger Kline’s presentation
This is really sobering reading and tells me we can all play our part. I met so many BME champions that day all trying to challenge this poor practice, we must do the same.