The lived experiences of black, Asian and minority ethnic NHS staff

Thank you for agreeing to take part in this survey. We are keen to hear about your experiences as Black, Asian, and minority ethnic (BAME) staff within the NHS and welcome your honest thoughts and reflections. This survey should take 10-15 minutes to complete. Please be assured that all information shared will be kept in the strictest confidentiality.

What research is The King’s Fund doing? 

The King’s Fund is embarking on a piece of research to explore what racial discrimination looks and feels like in greater depth. To do this, we intend to carry out in-depth interviews with BAME NHS staff about their lived experiences.   

Why are we doing the research? 
We want to expand our understanding of what experiences BAME people have had at work in the NHS – particularly so we can learn more about the impact of discrimination on individuals. 

Who do we want to hear from? 
We would like to hear from staff about what it’s like being from a BAME background in today’s NHS. Here, we mean ‘staff’ in a broad sense, for example (but not limited to) administrative staff, support staff, cleaners, nurses, midwives, doctors, managers and others currently working in different NHS care settings (including individuals who are working as bank or agency, or sub-contracted staff). This essentially means anyone working in an NHS organisation.  

How can you take part? 
We are keen to hear from you and your reflections about what it means and feels like to be a BAME person working in the NHS. Based on the responses in this survey, we intend to carry out semi-structured interviews with about 10 participants – through which we will gather more information about your experiences, thoughts and observations.  

If you have any questions about the research or would simply like to learn more, please email

Please complete the survey by Friday 26th July.