NHS Providers statement on racial injustice

02 June 2020

NHS Providers chief executive, Chris Hopson, and deputy chief executive, Saffron Cordery, jointly said:

"Over the past few days we have been saddened by the terrible death of George Floyd in America.

"On behalf of NHS trust leaders, we want to add our voice to the many voices around the world who are rightly calling out racial injustice.

"Within the NHS, there is still much work to do to remove racial prejudice, and we must continue to invest in support for equality and diversity across the health and care system.

"It is unacceptable that instances of bullying and harassment and discrimination continue with more prevalence for BME staff within the NHS. And more must be done to promote BME staff into senior positions.

"Your voices are heard, and we are with you. We will continue to voice the need to stamp out discrimination and bullying."