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priceraissa
Feb 23, 2021
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Join us on Wednesday 24th February 2021 at 8pm on Zoom for free, or live on Facebook, INstagram and Youtube. Zoom Meeting ID: 8189 1716 189 Zoom Password: 206 037 For more info, visit ttip.org.uk
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priceraissa
Feb 09, 2021
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Our founder Neomi Bennett was live yesterday talking to journalist and broadcaster @TetKofi about #inequalities at work in a #health service. Watch the video in replay here:
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priceraissa
Jan 20, 2021
In General Discussions
Lost in a world of torment, when will it ever end? Suffering in silence, I try to internally mend, through the continual dismissive acts and derogatory comments, what was the aim of this game? Why was I made to feel ashamed? At this time I did not have a clue, what lay ahead as only God knew, fighting Covid was another battle, fighting for life, breath, for my family - to see another day, although I recovered the aches and pains would not go away, why am I not being believed? Is it my race or my colour? what God did next was made me discover - Equality for black nurses! Helped keep me sane through the sleepless nights  and days of despair with Neomi at my side- she helped me repair! Listening to other's stories, I know I am not alone- lets unite together our days of suffering will soon be gone lets thank God our paths have crossed making a difference to our future- to ensure the unjust stories are not ignored and lost. A poem written by Leena Modha on behalf of Equality4BlackNurses
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priceraissa
Nov 30, 2020
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Click here to watch live >> https://bentelevision.com/bentv-live/ Racism is a red hot subject, and more so racism within the NHS - join us on Tuesday 01 Dec at 10-12am and tune in to listen to founder of Equality 4 Black Nurses Neomi Bennett dive into the subject.
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priceraissa
Nov 28, 2020
In General Discussions
The Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) confirmed in 2019 that although Black Nurses & Midwives make up only 6.7% of the Nursing Register, Black Nurses & Midwives represent a massive 12.4% of all new complaints or referrals for investigation. The Equality Act 2010 protects Black Nurses and midwives from discrimination; however, there is no requirement for healthcare or other sectors to report unwarranted pay gaps differentials by ethnicity. Institutionalised racism within Healthcare is a serious and insidious problem, which leads to discrimination. Many Black Health Care workers have become so deeply oppressed that they are unable to recognise or verbalise their feelings and often have difficulties expressing what they are experiencing. "Equality 4 Black Nurses" aims to prevent and reduce inequality and discrimination within the healthcare sector. We believe that there should be greater transparency and accountability when reporting proven incidence of racism due to subjective and unjustified allocation of pay increments which affects particular ethnic groups. Please take 5 minutes to fill in this survey to help our organisation 'Equality 4 Black Nurses' address the wider issues as we fight to put an end to systemic and institutionalised racism within the National Health Service. Please also share the link with others who may have an interest in these issues. Survey can be found here: https://bit.ly/3fObz9Z
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priceraissa
Nov 25, 2020
In Community News
By MedicsPro Who is it for? Nurses or other healthcare workers in the UK. Why should you listen? We’ll be discussing the latest topics and issues facing nurses and healthcare workers in the UK healthcare system. Listen to the podcast here and tell us what you think! https://bit.ly/2HyQUdo
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priceraissa
Nov 18, 2020
In Community News
NatWest WISE100: Leading Women Meet our Women of Inspiration, 100 women in UK social enterprise and impact investing, nominated by you for recognition in this year's WISE 2020,  in partnership with NatWest. Link to article here : https://www.pioneerspost.com/news-views/20201116/women-of-inspiration-100-social-enterprise-leaders-showing-covid-whos-boss
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priceraissa
Nov 16, 2020
In Community News
By Mike Bedigan, PA PA Media: UK News13 November 2020 Article can be found here: https://yhoo.it/3kAXDRJ Black nurses are “petrified” they will be sent back to the frontline without adequate protection or risk assessment during the second coronavirus wave, a support organisation has said. Equality 4 Black Nurses, a nurse-led organisation which aims to eradicate racial discrimination in the NHS, also raised concerns that stresses caused by the pandemic were “bringing racial inequalities to the surface”. A survey conducted by the organisation found that a third (32%) of black nurses were not supplied with adequate personal protective equipment (PPE) during the peak of the first wave. The study also found that 89% of black nurses had experienced incidents of racial discrimination in the workplace. It comes as comprehensive analysis published in the Lancet medical journal found that people of black and Asian ethnicities are up to twice as likely to be infected with Covid-19 compared to white individuals. Neomi Bennett, founder of Equality 4 Black Nurses, said she was “deeply concerned” for the safety of minority health workers over the coming months and that proper risk assessments had not been put in place to ensure the safety of workers of colour. “Black nurses seem to be feeling the ripple effect of Covid-19,” she told the PA news agency. “A lot of the nurses that we’re supporting are nurses that have just survived the first round of Covid and now they’re having to prepare to go into a second wave and their employers have not always put risk assessments in place. “There’s no support for the teams. A lot of the nurses are petrified. “It’s really easy to scapegoat people within the organisation and it definitely seems like black, minority ethnic and Asian nurses seem to be the target.” “I know, as a black nurse, that if I go to a new ward, they will put me on the frontline – I don’t have a choice.” Ms Bennett, 47, who was awarded the British Empire Medal for services to nursing, was wrongfully arrested in April 2019 and has begun legal proceedings against the Metropolitan Police on the grounds that she had been racially profiled. “It’s absolutely shocking, the way in which black nurses are being treated in the health care system at the moment,” she said. “There needs to be more support to help all the healthcare (workers) and there’s definitely some hostility still being directed towards black and minority ethnic workers. “The stresses of the pandemic are bringing inequalities to the surface.” Common themes in the Equality 4 Black Nurses survey, which involved 284 respondents, included covert racism, lack of promotion and progression and “cultural inappropriateness”. Ms Bennett also highlighted several cases in which black nurses had felt disproportionately disciplined, including one woman who was placed under investigation after going to a shop wearing her nursing uniform under her coat. Data from the Nursing and Midwifery Council shows that in 2019-20 of the 242 referrals of black nurses to disciplinary boards, 62% (150) resulted in a “no case to answer” verdict. Mohamed Jogi, national programme manager for diversity and inclusion at NHS Employers, said: “NHS Employers continues to work closely with the NHS England and NHS Improvement workforce race equality standard team with the aim of helping to address the issues described. “We are always glad to see new initiatives emerging to support this. “While work is going on to improve staff experience, inclusion and representation across the NHS, we know more is needed – as the Covid-19 response has highlighted – and that this will need to be a key aspect of the work the NHS undertakes to achieve the ambitions of the People Plan. “In terms of our own work, we have also worked with various regulators and research organisations to help provide insights into the experience of BME staff operating in the NHS. “We look forward to hearing more about the Equality 4 Black Nurses campaign’s work as it develops.” But Ms Bennett has stressed that more immediate action needs to be taken. “The Government needs to address this now,” she said. “There’s lack of protection (from the virus) and we also have the added problem of racial discrimination. “Under the circumstances, this is our life-and-death situation so it needs to be taken very seriously.”
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