We’re proud to support our colleagues in the Trust EmbRACE network. We’ve put together some fantastic rich resources to help inform our understanding of race issues and to support Black History Month, and South Asian Heritage Month all year round.
The Library offers all staff access to a collection of eBooks which all colleagues working in the NHS in England can access for free.
Diversity and Equality ebooks
23 titles have been made available by Health Education England. All you need to do to read the books online is:
- Visit https://read.kortext.com/library/books
- Select NHS in England from the Institution list
- Sign in with your OpenAthens account
- Browse the collection or search by author, title or subject.
- Click on the book image to start reading
Here’s a list of titles (with links) you might be interested to read during Black History Month:
You can browse the entire Kortext collection which in addition to the Diversity and Equality Collection includes clinical, management, leadership and personal development books or search by title, author or subject.
Including footage of Malcolm X’s Oxford University Union debate from 1964, a conversation with Lenny Henry from Birmingham City University, and a number of videos on the Windrush Generation. Look out for the Lost Legends video explaining why Black History Month is important.
A set of videos across a myriad of topics, celebrating, questioning, challenging, and explaining. Dealing with history, art, language, people, injustice, bias, politics, hair, dance and more. Check out the stellar Jamila Lyiscott’s 3 ways to speak English, and the interview with the founders of Black Lives Matter.
Why BHM matters in the UK, from MPs and political figures such as Dawn Butler, David Lammy and Baron Ouseley.
If you’re looking for resources for your children, these are a great place to start. With videos on why BHM is important, and black Britons who paved the way.
NHS Race & Health Observatory– works to identify and tackle ethnic inequalities in health and care by facilitating research, making health policy recommendations and enabling change.
Black Ballad – UK based platform that seeks to tell the human experience through eyes of black British women.
Melanin Medics – This non-profit is focused on supporting African and Caribbean aspiring medics, medical students and doctors in the UK. It aims to implement positive solutions to help overcome under-representation and economic barriers in medicine.
The Runnymede Trust – The UK’s leading independent race equality thinktank.
Mind the Gap– A clinical handbook of signs and symptoms in Black and Brown skin.
Skin Deep– view clinical photographs of medical conditions in a range of skin tones. Open-access and free to use, the site is led by Don’t Forget the Bubbles and the Royal London Hospital.
Skin of Colour Resource– from the Centre of Evidence Based Dermatology at the University of Nottingham, this beings together information sources, systematic reviews and articles on relevant topics.
Dermatological conditions in skin of colour– produced by DermNet in New Zealand.
Review of neonatal assessment and practice in Black, Asian and minority ethnic newborns– from the NHS Race & Health Observatory
We know there are more resources out there so please let us know your recommendations on books for our collection.