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Meeting healthcare needs of ethnic minority groups

Meeting healthcare needs of ethnic minority groups

Ethnic minorities

Kate Gerrish
BNurs MSc PhD RGN DNCert
Reader in Nursing Practice Development
University of Sheffield

Improving the quality of primary healthcare for minority ethnic communities has become a major policy concern. Recent calls(1–3) for Primary Health Care Teams (PHCT(s)) to become more responsive to the needs of local populations mean that practice nurses need to develop skills to assess health needs and plan appropriate nursing interventions for people from different ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

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