Equality and diversity: Race
Our diversity is our strength, and we celebrate that. General practice is a diverse profession, caring for diverse patient populations. We want to seek out and change the inequalities that exist both within our organisation and within general practice, so you and all of our workforce are able to achieve your potential.
Our Fit for the Future campaign calls on politicians and NHS decision makers to commit to a bold new plan to provide GPs and patients with the support they need. A major part of this is making it easier for international doctors who complete their training as NHS GPs to be able to apply for long-term visas to stay and work in the UK.
What we're doing
- Celebrating Black History Month 2022
- Fit for the Future: A vision for general practice
- Campaign letter to improve the visa rules for international trainee GPs
- Living and working in the UK as a GP: a guide for overseas doctors and their families
- RCGP policy on displaced doctors
- Action on Tier 2 visas
- Response to CQC inquiry
Omon Imohi's story
"As a Black woman in health, or in general practice, what we see then is sometimes, patients misjudge you when they come in and they see you for the first time."
Zirva Khan's story
"When someone sits down and talks to [a South Asian person] about their problems and how they feel and how it's affecting them, and they actually understand what you're saying, it can make a huge difference."
Uwa Ima-Edomwonyi's story
"From hermit to being elected for RCGP Council: At some points, I am a naturally outgoing person, but for certain reasons, after I qualified as a GP in August 2017, I decided to keep to myself." ."
Share your story
We're eager to hear your experiences and perspectives. Please use this form to tell us your story.
Resources and support
Catch up on the conversation
- #TeamGP Perspectives on Being a South Asian GP
- #TeamGP Perspectives on displaced doctors
- #TeamGP Perspectives on Black Women in General Practice
- Dermatology Podcast: Skin of Colour
- Assessing migrant populations and challenges with COVID vaccination (JIC)
- Being a BAME leader
- Clinical issues affecting ethnic minority patients conference
- Excelling as a Black GP Trainee
- Supporting BAME members
Develop your knowledge
- BJGP article: How can general practice improve the mental health care experience of Black men in the UK?
- Guidelines on increasing Covid-19 vaccination uptake in vulnerable groups (PDF file, 573 KB)
Resources on RCGP eLearning: