Six times more likely white doctors to be hired to work in his public hospital London in relation to them blacks, according to official data collected by the British National Health Service (NHS) and published on Wednesday in the scientific journal The BMJ.
The NHS collected this data from 12 public hospitals in London. According to the Athenian-Macedonian News Agency, these figures show that white doctors are four times more likely to be given a job than Asians and the candidates of mixed origin.
The data was gathered by Sila Kanlif, a human resources professional, who asked various hospitals to provide her with information on the number and origin of candidates for the post of doctor, the candidates selected and finally those who took the position for the period 2020-2021.
In the Barts Health NHS Trust, white candidates are 15 times more likely to be selected for a position than blacks. And at St George’s University Hospitals’ NHS Foundation Trust 13 times more than blacks and 11 times more than people of Asian descent.
Canlife explained that the difference is not due to a lack of candidates. Between 2020 and 2021, the Kinston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust hired 90 physicians. He selected 50 of the 317 white candidates for these positions. Despite the fact that there were 418 black candidates and 65 passed the first phase of the selection, none of them was finally recruited.
Responding to the findings of this survey, the NHS London noted that it “is committed to providing fair and equal opportunities for all and, after hearing the experiences of NHS employees, is working to improve the recruitment and selection process” of new job candidates.