Welcome to the Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (BCHFT) survey on selecting the terminology for Race and Ethnicity.

The recent government-commissioned report from the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities recommended that the term Black Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) should not be used by organisations and public bodies. Terms such as ‘BAME’ have been used for years by organisations and governments as a way to gather and report on data and has become commonly applied in recent years but which has the effect of categorising, even marginalising, Black, Asian people, and those from other Ethnic Minorities including White Eastern European communities.

We know through engagement session we have held with our staff and members of the public that replacing one label with another is not the solution, however the  right terminology will foster a sense of belonging with an inclusive approach where people of all backgrounds feel comfortable and included.

Please share your thoughts with us by completing the survey thank you.  

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* 2. How comfortable are you talking about Race and Ethnicity?

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* 3. What 3 words will support people to have better conversations relating to Race and Ethnicity with staff and communities (Examples may be training, opportunities, seminars etc.)

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* 4. Please pick one of the terminology descriptors in the drop down box that BCHFT will use to replace the current terminology used for our diverse staff and communities that is Black Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME)   

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* 5. Are there any other comments you would like to make about this?

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