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Newsbrief: Health watchdogs 'ignore ethnic minorities'

London's health watchdogs are failing to represent the views of black and ethnic minority groups, according to a report published today by the Greater London Association of Community Health Councils.

The proportion of non-white members on the councils varied dramatically. On some there were none, while others in central London had nearly a third from ethnic minorities.

The councils are supposed to monitor local health services and represent views of the local community.

From Here to Equality: CHC's Race and Ethnicity by Mandana Hendessi is available from GLACHC

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