Posts Tagged: nhs

How the pandemic has highlighted the importance of mental health

How the pandemic has highlighted the importance of mental health

The pandemic has prevented thousands of people from accessing mental health services.    The UK government introduced lockdown measures for the first time on the 23rd March 2020. The government advised that people remain inside, and only come out for essential shopping and one form of exercise, which meant that families must stay inside, until the …

The UK is experiencing a pandemic – so why does the government continue to prioritise immigration?

The UK is experiencing a pandemic – so why does the government continue to prioritise immigration?

The effects of immigration policy on NHS patients and staff demonstrate how the government is focusing on restrictions to immigration over public health. The issue of immigration has been at the forefront of political discussions for a number of years, and the COVID-19 pandemic has done little to slow this process down. Instead, the government’s …

COVID 19 – Scapegoating Minorities

COVID 19 – Scapegoating Minorities

Sensationalist media contribute to creating social tensions during the pandemic   COVID-19 has brought to light the major inequalities that exist within our society, in particular the disproportionate effect on BAME communities. The media and government have been responsible for creating scapegoats out of minorities in the rise of cases through baseless allegations. The UK …

A Pandemic of Loneliness

A Pandemic of Loneliness

How the capital is facing a new impact of Coronavirus as a result of the previous lockdown and in the light of new quarantine restrictions. Since the beginning of the UK’s experience with the Covid-19 pandemic, the term ‘BAME’ has been widely mentioned amongst the many impacts on jobs, mental health and the environment reported …

Why BAME communities are More Likely to be Affected by Coronavirus

Why BAME communities are More Likely to be Affected by Coronavirus

In recent weeks, we have seen a rise in coronavirus casualties within Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities. The Intensive Care National Audit and Research Centre reported that 35% of almost 2,000 patients were non-white. This is a troubling statistic, especially when considering that minority ethnicities make up 13% of the UK population, but one-third …