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Ethnic minorities: useful links


NHS Health Scotland's Equality team hosts webpages giving useful information on race and health

The Equality and Human Rights Commission came into being in 2007, replacing the functions of the Commission for Racial Equality, the Disability Rights Commission and the Equal Opportunities Commission.

The Health Scotland Equalities Directorate provides a centre of expert advice and support to NHS Scotland on delivering equality and diversity, eliminating discrimination and reducing health inequalities.

The ISD Equality and Diversity Information Programme has now finished but its work has been absorbed into routine operations by ISD. It aimed to improve the quality of routine information on ethnicity from the health service.

The Scottish Government's Equality Unit provides information on all the equality strands.

The South Asian Health Foundation site provides reports relevant to the health of South Asians.


Libraries and databases

The Glasgow Refugee, Asylum and Migration Network (GRAMNet) website

An equality evidence finder website within the Equality Unit's equality evidence section

The NHS ethnicity and health specialist library is part of the NHS Evidence resource, and references are accessed by entering relevant search terms.

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde have an Equalities in Health site with a range of useful resources.


The Variations in the Experiences of Inpatients in Scotlandreport (2011) contains information on how the experience of patients varies by ethnic group.

The Coalition for racial equality and rights (CRER) (under a previous name - Glasgow Anti-Racist Alliance (GARA)) published a review of race and racism in Scotland in 2008 entitled the State of the Nation report. This reviews a range of data on ethnic minorities (including health aspects) with a focus on Glasgow.

The Scottish Government published a High Level Summary of Equality Statistics: Key Trends for Scotland 2006. This includes a range of "high level" statistics across a number of equality dimensions including age, disability, ethnicity, gender and in some cases religion.

Other useful resources

MEMO is a weekly bulletin of information of interest to minority ethnic communities in Scotland, including parliamentary activity at Holyrood and Westminster, new publications, consultations, forthcoming conferences and news reports.

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Page last updated: 21 December 2016

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