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|24 Jun 2020, 11:34 a.m.||Coronavirus: Ethnic Groups||Lord Kennedy of Southwark|
Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that BAME people are adequately represented in COVID-19 clinical trials.
Answer (Lord Bethell)
The Department, through the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), is working in partnership with the Centre for Black and Minority Ethnic Health in Leicester to ensure that black, Asian and minority ethnic communities have the information they need to take part and stay informed about COVID-19 research. The NIHR also requires a limited amount of demographic data on participants in all prioritized urgent COVID-19 studies to be collected to ensure recruitment is representative of the population. It is also actively supporting researchers to tackle the barriers that might stop some communities participating.