Welcome to our centre

Supporting people, researchers and professionals and improving health

Involving communities

People’s voices and their opinions are not only heard but also form the basis of solutions

Growing research

Inspiring community-led research and encouraging participation

Creating resources

Developing and promoting culturally sensitive resources

Working together

Collaborating with researchers to widen participation

What we are working towards

The Centre for Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) has one clear vision: “To reduce ethnic health inequalities”. We do this by working with patients, the public, community and voluntary sectors, researchers, health and social care organisations, to:

  • Inspire community-led research
  • Develop and promote culturally sensitive resources
  • Raise awareness of community engagement
  • Encourage active research participation
  • Collaborate with researchers to widen participation

Resources

Latest news

25
FEB
2018

Men urged to get checked for prostate cancer ahead of event

A health campaigner has called for men aged over 45 particularly those from the Afro-Caribbean community to get checked out for prostate cancer because of its “silent symptoms”. Pamela Campbell-Morris made the call to BBC Radio Leicester listeners ahead of the Play Domino, Talk... Read More →
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24
FEB
2018

Free domino afternoon in Leicester to raise awareness of prostate cancer

We are staging a free domino afternoon aimed at raising awareness of prostate cancer among African Caribbean men and supporting those diagnosed with the condition in Leicester next month. Specialist speakers will be on hand to provide information and answer any questions about... Read More →
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10
FEB
2018

Panel members sought by National Institute for Health Research

The National Institute for Health Research is looking for members of the public to join a selection of advisory panels. The National Institute for Health Research Central Commissioning Facility (NIHR CCF) is currently looking for members of the public to join the following... Read More →
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06
FEB
2018

Community health needs of local Gypsy, Romany and Travellers listened to

On Thursday 25 January 2018, the Centre for BME Health in partnership with the Leicester GATE Project (Gypsy and Traveller Equality), a grass root social enterprise project, held an event with members and representatives of the local Gypsy, Roma and Travellers communities. The... Read More →
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04
FEB
2018

Call for Community Partners Panel expressions of interest

We are looking for expressions of interest to become a member of a Community Partners Panel. The Centre is seeking applicants from a variety of backgrounds who would like to offer their insight and experience to help shape the way our organisation carries out research to address... Read More →
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