Bias in NMC referrals and the nurses most at risk
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Bias in NMC referrals and the nurses most at risk

Nick Evans Health journalist

Black and Asian nurses are more likely to face fitness to practise proceedings – and to have their cases dropped early. So what can be done to end the prejudice?

Every day, on average, two black nurses are referred to the nursing regulator over concerns about their practice.

Nursing Standard. 38, 3, 8-10. doi: 10.7748/ns.38.3.8.s5

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