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COVID-19 Q&A: Impact on the BAME community

Start 6:00 PM
End 7:00 PM
  • Free for all
Free for all

Event Overview

COVID-19 Q&A webinar series

COVID-19 Q&A: Impact on the BAME community

As the pandemic continues, we have become increasingly aware of the risk that this has posed to our BAME healthcare workers on the front line. It is important for us to understand how COVID-19 is affecting BAME healthcare workers in our healthcare system, and how we can best protect and support you during these challenging times.

For the next installment of our free webinar series on Wednesday 6 May we will be joined by RCS Vice-President Professor, Cliff Shearman, RCS Council member, Professor Farah Bhatti and Professor Tim Cook, Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine (Royal United Hospital NHS Trust, Bath), who has been analysing the data on the deaths of NHS staff from COVID-19.

The session will look at how the pandemic is impacting BAME colleagues, the research into healthcare workers and COVID-19 infections and how we can support the surgical workforce during this challenging time.

Why should you tune in?

Our panel will discuss a wide range of topics including: 

  • the current investigation into the factors that are resulting in BAME healthcare workers being at a greater risk to coronavirus;
  • information on how to best protect our BAME workers on the frontline during this pandemic;
  • a discussion regarding diversity in surgery on a wider scale;
  • a Q&A, providing you with the opportunity to ask any burning questions and raise any other key issues.

We want to ensure that we are supporting you and providing you with the most helpful information for yourself and your peers. Please get in touch with our events team with any questions or further topics you would like to be discussed during this session. 


For those unable to join the livestream on Wednesday, the recording will be made available on our COVID-19 webinar page.

Further resources available

  • Our Confidential Support & Advice Service now has a 24/7 helpline for emotional support. Please make sure you are looking after yourselves, and know that we are here for you.
  • Get involved with our COVID Research Group, bringing together a network of people to collaborate on a range of different COVID-19 specific research projects, all in the hope to find some answers to the unprecedented questions.
  • Are you currently working out of scope? We have picked out key parts of our learning catalogue that will help support those stepping into new roles or returning to healthcare on the front line.
  • Read our good practice guide that provides you with recommendations on adapting surgical services, working in extended scope of practice, caring for end-of-life patients and protecting the workforce.
  • Find out about how you can write for our COVID-19 blog series, and share your story. We want to hear from you!
  • Discover our COVID-19 hub, providing you with the latest news and an extensive list of resources to support you.

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