White NHS doctors ‘more likely to be promoted than minorities’

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White NHS doctors ‘more likely to be promoted than minorities’

Royal College of Physicians finds black or minority ethnic doctors find it harder to get consultant posts

The NHS has been embroiled in a new racism controversy after it emerged that white doctors were much more likely than black or minority ethnic medics to be promoted to consultant level.

Research led by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) found that although white British doctors apply for fewer posts when seeking to become consultants, they were both more likely to be shortlisted than BME colleagues and also more likely to be offered a job.

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