HC Deb 29 March 1999 vol 328 c497W
Mrs. Virginia Bottomley

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to revise the 1993 good practice guidance on black and ethnic minorities in the NHS. [73882]

Mr. Denham

The contribution of black and ethnic minority staff to the National Health Service is invaluable. As part of our commitment to modernise the NHS, we are determined that all NHS workplaces will be free from racial harassment and discrimination. To that end, we recently launched a major programme of action by publishing"Tackling Racial Harassment in the NHS—A Plan for Action". This, together with the Equalities Framework, to be published later this year, will provide tough targets and standards which all NHS employers must meet.

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