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Race and Ethnicity

The Equality Act 2010 aims to protect people from prejudice and discrimination irrespective of their  skin colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin.  

The most recent figures from the National Intelligence Cancer Network Report in 2014 show us a broad overview of the varying prevalence between racial and ethnic groups.  It suggests that people within BAME communities (Black, Asian and minority ethnic) are at a lower prevalence in lung cancer, raising concerns that a lack of regular contact could suggest needs may not always be met.

Further reading and information

 NHS Workforce Race Equality Standard

Race Equality Foundation: Cancer and black and minority ethnic communities

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