Welcome to the BAME COVID-19 CPD Pages
iOH fully supports the sentiment behind ‘The Black Lives Matter campaign’. All lives matter, but at this time Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic members of our communities are at a disproportionately higher risk from COVID 19 death, and we need to discuss this with the context of the overall COVID-19 picture. OH can have an important effect on these lives. The BAME Community need our help!
Emma Persand is our Subject Matter Lead for BAME COVID-19
As an inclusive Membership Organisation we have responded to our members for links to BAME Covid-19 resources. It is vital that we take into consideration the essential facts that Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic workers are at a massively higher risk from death from Covid-19. This could also affect those with mixed race in the population. (As yet no one has done any research into this area, that we could find) It is essential therefore that we acknowledge this for the workers in our care. This comes at a time that is pivotal in our history in the Black Lives Matter era. It is essential CPD for any OH Practitioner to undertake. 63% of all Healthcare worker deaths in the UK are from the BAME Community. It is not acceptable for this statistic to grow.
iOH fully support the Position Statement from The Royal College of Nursing:
The COVID-19 pandemic presents various health challenges for a wide range of communities across the UK. However, evidence has emerged of a specific and serious impact for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities. The early data suggests that disproportionately high numbers of people from BAME backgrounds are becoming seriously ill and dying from the virus.
In England, independent reviews have been established by Public Health England and other agencies investigate the reasons for this disparity. However, we also recognise the anxiety that this emergent risk may cause to BAME nurses, students and healthcare support workers and their families.
The official reviews do not displace the responsibilities of employers to comply fully with their health and safety obligations and wider duty of care to, regardless of their race or nationality.
Whilst there may not be a tremendous amount of information there are some useful pages that will allow you to increase your awareness of the risks to the BAME community.
BAME COVID-19 – Links
These resources relate to the disproportionate impact of COVID19 on BAME communities.
- Are some ethnic groups more vulnerable to COVID-19 than others?Publisher: Institute for Fiscal Studies
- BAME COVID-19 DEATHS – What do we know? Rapid Data & Evidence Review Publisher: Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine Author: Razaq, A., et al.
- BAME women and Covid-19 – Research evidence Publisher: Fawcett Society
- Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic groups in England are at increased risk of death from COVID-19: indirect standardisation of NHS mortality data [version 1; peer review: awaiting peer review]. Publisher: Welcome Open research Author: Aldridge RW, et al.
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) related deaths by ethnic group, England and Wales: 2 March 2020 to 10 April 2020 Publisher: Office for National Statistics
- Coronavirus: Which key workers are most at risk? Publisher: House of Commons
- Covid-19: ensuring equality of access to testing for ethnic minorities [Editorial] Publisher: BMJ Author: Dodds, C., & Fakoya, I.
- COVID-19: understanding the impact on BAME communities Publisher: Public Health England
- Disparities in the risk and outcomes of COVID-19 Publisher: Public Health England
- Emerging findings on the impact of COVID-19 on black and minority ethnic people Publisher: The Health Foundation
- Highlight notice – COVID-19 and ethnicity Publisher: NIHR
- Hospitalization and Mortality among Black Patients and White Patients with Covid-19 Publisher: New England Journal of Medicine Author: Price-Haywood, Eboni G. et al.
- OpenSAFELY: factors associated with COVID-19-related hospital death in the linked electronic health records of 17 million adult NHS patients. [Preprint] Publisher: medRxiv Author: The OpenSAFELY Collaborative et al.
- Report 17 – Clinical characteristics and predictors of outcomes of hospitalised patients with COVID-19 in a London NHS Trust: a retrospective cohort study Publisher: Imperial College, London Author: Perez-Guzman, P.N., et al.
- Beyond the data: Understanding the impact of COVID-19 on BAME groups Publisher: Public Health England
- CQC publishes data on deaths in care settings broken down by ethnicity Publisher: CQC
- Ethnicity and Outcomes from COVID-19: The ISARIC CCP-UK Prospective Observational Cohort Study of Hospitalised Patients [Preprint] Publisher: The Lancet Authors: Harrison, Ewen M. et al.
- Greater risk of severe COVID-19 in Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic populations is not explained by cardiometabolic, socioeconomic or behavioural factors, or by 25(OH)-vitamin D status: study of 1326 cases from the UK Biobank Publisher: Journal of Public Health Author: Raisi-Estabragh, Zahra
- Gender Difference Is Associated With Severity of Coronavirus Disease 2019 Infection: An Insight From a Meta-Analysis Publisher: Critical Care Explorations Authors: Ueyama, Hiroki et al.
- Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic groups in England are at increased risk of death from COVID-19: indirect standardisation of NHS mortality data Publisher: Welcome Open Research Author: Aldridge, R.W. at al.
- DISPARITIES IN THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 IN BLACK AND MINORITY ETHNIC POPULATIONS: REVIEW OF THE EVIDENCE AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ACTION Publisher: Independent Sage
- Covid-19, racism and the roots of health inequality [Podcast] Publisher: The King’s Fund
- COVID-19 Risk Assessment Publisher: The British Medical Association
BAME COVID-19 – Video Links
BAME COVID-19 – Student Work
Do you have any work that you have done whilst studying that you would like to share? On these pages we’d really like to showcase your work and help you get the recognition you deserve. Or would you rather it sit on a disk drive or in your attic, never to see the light of day again?