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Racial info needed

PUBLISHED: 17:08 08 April 2009 | UPDATED: 11:08 12 August 2010

RACIAL equality in hospitals and primary care trusts is not being promoted by enough NHS chiefs, a watchdog has found. The Healthcare

RACIAL equality in hospitals and primary care trusts is not being promoted by enough NHS chiefs, a watchdog has found.

The Healthcare Commission reported that two thirds of NHS trusts it reviewed were not providing all of the information they ought about race issues.

All residents should be able to access primary healthcare equally, and trusts must show how their communication with ethnic minorities has affected services, the report said.

Healthcare Commission chief executive, Anna Walker, said: "NHS trusts need to properly understand the ethnic make up of the community they serve and the people they employ.

"It is not acceptable that nearly two thirds of trusts do not meet these basic requirements in full."

The Healthcare Commission was absorbed into the Care Quality Commission on April 1.


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