A great deal of support and time was put in by a variety of individuals and groups in order to assist with the materials, information and interviews used for this book and we would very much like to thank all of the following: to our stakeholders, Denise Linay, Royal College of Midwives; Dr Leroi Henry, and Professor Joanna Bornat, Open University; Dr Sripurna Basu, British Asian Medical Association; Dr Emma Jones and Dr Stephanie Snow, University of Manchester; Dr Shiv Pande, MBE British International Doctors’ Association; Manjit Bedi, Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists; Buddhdev Pandya MBE, British Association of Physicians of Indian Origin and Professor Bhupinder Sandhu, British Medical Association. We would also like to thank the following organizations and networks: the British Medical Association, British Asian Medical Association, British Association of Physicians of Indian Origin, British Indian Doctors Association, British Dental Association, Royal College of Physicians, Improving Health Project, Enfield Racial Equality Council, Equality and Diversity Team at NHS North West, the Health Service Journal, BMA News, East Finchley Library, Small Heath Library, Aston Library, Manchester Library and Information Service and Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Partnership Trust. We would also like to extend great thanks to the Department of Health, for commissioning this project and to NHS Employers for supporting the publication of this book. Our deepest thanks are also extended to Cecile Day for her tireless support for this work.

Thanks also to Filiz Caran, Cathy Douglas, Jessica Sims, Benedicte Eichen and Joanna Tsoni for all of their assistance with transcribing; to Vijay Jethwa for the photography; to Vastiana Belfon for sourcing pictures; to Karen Toma and Hannah Miller for work on the project, to Valentina Migliarini and Saher Ali for conducting interviews, to Sondhya Gupta for advice with layouts, to Robin Frampton for editorial work, to Amanda Carroll, David Fathers and Stephen Cooper for design work and very special thanks to Klara Schmitz for assisting with all elements of the project. Our deepest thanks however go to all of the NHS staff who so willingly gave their time to take part in interviews for this project - your stories have provided the essence of this book and we hope we have done justice to your voices.


Runnymede is grateful for permission to reproduce photographs (copyright-holders mentioned where known in the caption), especially to those of our interviewees who willingly donated photographs and certificates of their own.

Cover photo: courtesy of Satinder Lal

Photographs of interviewees: Vijay Jethwa.

Special thanks are also extended to Karen and Protap Gupta and Dr C Kotur for providing us with permission to use their photographs. Thanks also to Getty Images and Additional copyright information includes the following

Page 44 Intendance Street, Port Louis, Mauritius, © Simisa, Wikimedia Commons, CC Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported


page 48 Kek Lok Si – Chinese Temple, Penang Island, Malaysia ©
Daniel Berthoud cc Attribution-Share Alike 3.0


Page 72 Heathrow Arrivals © Khairil Zhafri’ CC Attribution 2.0 Generic http://www.flickr.com/photos/poppacket/5015398925/

Page 75 – side image ‘Good working relationships between Asian doctors and colleagues’ © Dr C Kotur, 1982, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kings Lynn

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