Ethnic Monitoring in hospitals

! This post hasn't been updated in over a year. A lot can change in a year including my opinion and the amount of naughty words I use. There's a good chance that there's something in what's written below that someone will find objectionable. That's fine, if I tried to please everybody all of the time then I'd be a Lib Dem (remember them?) and I'm certainly not one of those. The point is, I'm not the kind of person to try and alter history in case I said something in the past that someone can use against me in the future but just remember that the person I was then isn't the person I am now nor the person I'll be in a year's time.

The Healthcare Commission is calling for hospitals to monitor the ethnicity of patients because their research has shown that black and asians are more likely to be admitted to a mental hospital.

There doesn’t appear to be any suggestion that this is because of institutional racism or that black and asian patients are being targetted unfairly so I’m at a loss as to why the Healthcare Commission feels it necessary to monitor patients’ ethnicity.  Surely the only criteria that matter in assessing a patient for mental health care is whether they have mental problems, not what colour their skin is?


  1. John Franklyn (59 comments) says:

    I think this is crazy. Do they work fot the ministry of silly ideas.

  2. Sean Lynch (80 comments) says:

    This country is politically correct crackers with this crackpot Labour regime. Let’s restore a measure (however small) of sanity, order and commonsense by ensuring that a Conservative government resides in Westminster after the next General Election, mind you I wouldn’t put it past this set of totalitarian fascists to cancel it in the National interest and because well…they know best.
    They are talking now about sending teenagers to prison if they don’t stay in school, the Kremlin and KGB had nothing on this lot. Let’s get them OUT NOW!!!

  3. Sean Lynch (80 comments) says:

    Extract from Wikipedia;()parenthesis is mine!
    “Fascism is also typified by totalitarian attempts to impose state control over all aspects of life: political, social, cultural, and economic; in the examples given, by way of a strong, single-party government(eg.’New’ Labour) for enacting laws and a strong, sometimes brutal militia or police force for enforcing them(eg.the politicisation of the police under Tony Blairs ‘New’ Labour regime). Fascism exalts the nation, state, or group of people(eg.’New’ Labour and its blind followers) as superior to the individuals composing it. Fascism uses explicit populist rhetoric(as used by ‘New’ Labour); calls for a heroic mass effort to restore past greatness (eg.’New’ Labours assertion that history began in 1945); and demands loyalty to a single leader(Blair or is it Brown?), leading to a cult of personality and unquestioned obedience to orders”
    (eg. Tony Blair’s ‘New’ Labour government of the UK.)

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