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Judith Healy and Martin McKee

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780198516187

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198516187.001.0001

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Multicultural Health Care in Britain

Multicultural Health Care in Britain

(p.207) Chapter 12 Multicultural Health Care in Britain
Accessing Healthcare

Judith Healy

Martin McKee

Oxford University Press

The National Health Service in Britain offers mainstream health care to the British population, but usually leaves it to district health authorities and general practitioners to respond to diverse groups within their areas. The British population now includes sizeable minority groups with different health status, special health needs, and different patterns of service use. About one person in sixteen belongs to a minority ethnic group; this ratio rises to nearly one in four in London. On average, people from minority ethnic groups are more likely to experience ill health, although there are considerable variations in health patterns within and between groups. The 2000 Race Relations Amendment Act laid duties of public authorities to promote equality of opportunity and good relations. A Runnymede Trust report in 2000 proposed a blueprint for multicultural health services. Health policies have reaffirmed the emphasis on responsive mainstream health services.

Keywords:   minorities, NHS, ethnic groups, racial groups, multicultural health services, equality of opportunity

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