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Making a difference: ethnic inequality and severe mental illness

  • Kamaldeep Bhui (a1), Kristoffer Halvorsrud (a2) and James Nazroo (a3)


In this paper, we explore ethnic inequalities in severe mental illness and care experiences. We consider the barriers to progressive and cohesive action and propose ways of overcoming these. Clinical and policy leadership must bring together hidden patient voices, divergent professional narratives and quality research.

Declaration of interest

K.B. is Editor of the British Journal of Psychiatry, but has not played any role in the decision-making for this paper. K.B. leads and J.N. is a partner and K.H. a researcher in the Synergi Collaborative Centre.

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Correspondence: Kamaldeep Bhui, Centre for Psychiatry, Barts & The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, Old Anatomy Building, Charterhouse Square, London EC1M 6BQ, UK. Email:


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Making a difference: ethnic inequality and severe mental illness

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