High Court Judge Hon. Mr Jeremy Stuart-Smith rules in favour of BAPIO.
The judge has noted that prima facie RCGP has not given due regard to Equality law and continuing CSA is unlawful.
This is an extremely important ruling, now the case will proceed to a full Judicial Review and BAPIO's legal team is very confident of proving it's point in court.
We have reached so far due to an intense battle against injustice and the implications of this case will not only affect the CSA but ALL ROYAL COLLEGE EXAMINATIONS.'
Learning points and reflection for the RCGP
At a time when the NHS is haemorrhaging doctors at almost a 1000 in one month http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/politics/5038129/918-doctors-quit-NHS-in-one-month.html, the NHS needs all hands on deck and has to ensure it is not releasing competent doctors with years of dedication to the NHS with a 'pretend' exam that has a 65.3% failure rate for ethnic IMGs and a 24.4% failure rate for black UK graduates compared to a 5.8% failure rate for white UK graduates. We cannot blame language and cultural barriers on the huge failure rates of our own born, raised and educated British ethnic minorities!
BAPIO news of exam discrimination attracts global media coverage
BBC Asian Network Evening News Broadcast, 10 July 2013. South Asian Doctors Claim Discrimination. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b036k25w.
One Carribean Radio, 9 July 2013. http://onecaribbeanradio.com/non-uk-doctors-face-discrimination-2/.
BAPIO renews its fund-raising campaign to support costs of Judicial Review.
NHS doctors of all specialties make contributions to the BAPIO CSA Judicial Review.
'I am a Paediatric Registrar, not directly affected by CSA. I, however, would like to see fairness and equality in all Royal College exams including MRCPCH examinations, as well as in various assessments and ARCPs. I have contributed GBP 200 earlier on two occasions, and now, with the good news of permission to go for JR, I have contributed another £100 today. Thanks,' Dr S.
More daily testimonials received from black and ethnic minorities failed by CSA:
'I am 31 years old, of Nigerian origin, came to the UK at the age of 10 years old, only child of a single parent mum, who worked her way up the ladder from doing 2 jobs to become a lawyer. I did my primary, secondary (GCSE English Grade B) and college education in London at the City of Westminster College.