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Race and recruitment in the NHS: the reality for black, Asian and minority ethnic nurses

How colleagues, managers and organisations can eliminate bias from recruitment practices

How colleagues, managers and organisations can eliminate bias from recruitment practices

  • An analysis of nurse recruitment at London trusts has shown that white applicants are much more likely to be shortlisted and offered a job, particularly in senior positions
  • Tackling race disparities to ensure that all communities are properly represented at all levels of the nursing workforce should be a priority, experts say
  • Tips on creating a fairer recruitment process, de-biasing and how some trusts are attempting to confront the issue

White nurses applying for posts at acute NHS trusts in London are more than twice as likely to be offered a job than black applicants, research shared with Nursing Standard suggests.

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