Role, meetings and membership of the College's taskforce on racial equality
Purpose and role
The Race Equality Taskforce advises Officers and the wider College on issues related to race equality, with a particular focus on addressing the disparity in health outcomes experienced by Black, Asian and minority ethnic girls and women in the UK, and tackling the impact of bias and racism on the careers and development of doctors working in obstetrics and gynaecology.
The Taskforce’s role is crucial within College activities, bringing insight to inform its work around education and training, developing and improving RCOG products, and influencing policy. The group aims to collaborate with healthcare organisations, the governments of the UK and individual women to make meaningful action to address the unacceptable inequalities present in the UK today.
To mark the first meeting of the Race Equality Taskforce, the RCOG and Five X More launched ‘five steps for healthcare professionals’, a campaign to help reduce maternal health disparities in the UK.
Video: Race inequalities in O&G and women's health – RCOG's Race Equality Taskforce