Minority Ethnic Community Working Group 1996-2000

Scope and Content

Minority Ethnic Community Working Group 1996

An incomplete set of papers for meetings in Jan, Apr, Jul and Oct 1996.

Particular items:

25 Jan 1996 - meeting with Baroness Jay

Minority Ethnic Community Working Group 1997

An incomplete set of papers for meetings in Jan, Apr, Jul and Oct 1997.

Particular items:

All four meetings in 1997 - discussions on ethnic classification systems used in the NHS

24 Apr 1997 - report on a meeting with the Commission for Racial Equality

23 Oct 1997 - draft letters to Health Authorities and NHS Trusts asking for information about maternity service provision for non-English speaking users; MECWG Strategic Plan

Minority Ethnic Community Working Group 1998

An incomplete set of papers for meetings in Jan, Apr, Jul and Oct 1998.

Particular items:

14 Jan 1998 - photocopies of papers from 'Modern Midwife': 'Encouraging Muslim women to enter midwifery' and 'A transforming experience' (account of midwifery in Pakistan)

14 Oct 1998 - report of pilot outreach to Tower Hamlets

Minority Ethnic Community Working Group 1999-2000

Minutes of meetings in Jan and Apr 1999, and agenda for Feb 2000 meeting. There was no meeting in Jul 1999.

Particular items:

23 Feb 2000 - briefing paper: 'Barriers to care for low income childbearing women'

The file also contains a printout of Chris Smith's Contact Directory.