- Unconscious bias in assessments
- Overt prejudice.
- Visa worries
- Linguistic problems
- Lack knowledge and experience of NHS:
- cultural norms and language
- working in NHS
- assessment formats
- Fear of being labelled as ‘problematic’
- Stigma around seeking or taking advantage of supplementary help.
All this leading to:
- difficulties 'fitting in'
- social isolation
- difficulties forming relationships
- differential attainment.
The 2017 case of Dr Bawa-Garba is explored in this video, and considers:
- how should the NHS balance individual accountability with the commitment to learn from mistakes?
- how can clinicians be supported to work safely in a pressurised environment?
- what are the implications of the case for patient care and public confidence?