[PDF] BME midwives,disciplinary proceedings and the workplace race equality standard

Source:
Royal College of Midwives - RCM
Publisher:
Royal College of Midwives
Publication date:
07 April 2016

Abstract

In 2011 we carried out a Freedom of Information (FOI) request by providing information about the numbers of midwives in London facing disciplinary proceedings by ethnicity. Our report ‘Royal College of Midwives Freedom of Information Request: Midwives and Disciplinary Proceedings in London’ was published in November 2012. It revealed that a disproportionate number of black and black British midwives faced disciplinary proceedings, and a disproportionate number of black and black British midwives received a more severe outcome from the disciplinary proceedings. We have repeated the FOI request for the years since the original report. This report sets out our findings for 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 compared with the original information from 2011. Sadly, our follow-up report reveals significant issues with BME midwives and disciplinary proceedings in the NHS.