30 November 2020
Responding to the GMC report on pandemic workplace experiences, Dr David Chung, Chair of the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion committee, said: “The GMC report reveals that the experience of our ethnic minority colleagues is sadly not the same as their white peers.
“The survey itself is the first step in acknowledging this reality but now we must ensure this work is continued, that we listen to the concerns raised and act with purpose to remedy this situation.
“This is not an easy task to take on, but it must be done, because both doctors and patients will benefit when we can address inequality in all its forms.
“At the start of our journey, the EDI Committee of RCEM hopes to work constructively with the GMC and build on this important work to move on from what we had hoped was in our past, but is still clearly in our present.”