Union says findings show BME staff face unacceptable barriers and discrimination
Black doctors in the NHS are paid on average almost £10,000 a year less and black nurses £2,700 less than their white counterparts, the biggest study of earnings by ethnicity has found.
The revelations, based on analysis of 750,000 staff salaries in the NHS in England, prompted claims of racial discrimination.
Black female doctors earn £9,612 a year less and black male doctors £9,492 a year less than white ones, the research exercise by NHS Digital, the service’s statistical arm, found.
Black female nurses and midwives earn £2,700 a year less and black male nurses and midwives £1,872 a year less.