On the day briefing: The impact of COVID-19 on people from BAME groups
Over the past two months, the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) people has become increasingly clear. Evidence showing higher prevalence of the virus and significantly worse health outcomes for BAME groups is a major concern for the NHS, and trusts as they seek to protect both staff and patients.
This briefing summarises the most significant data now available and the key sources of information trusts may use to support their actions in response. It includes an overview of Covid-19: review of disparities in risk and outcomes published yesterday by Public Health England, as well as evidence from the Office for National Statistics, NHS Employers updated risk assessment guidance and work in this area undertaken by trade unions and other professional bodies. It also highlights some of the actions trusts have already taken to engage with and improve working conditions for BAME staff during the pandemic.