We are working with NHS England to implement the first ever anti-racism framework for mental health trusts and service providers.

The Patient and Carer Race Equality Framework (PCREF) will ensure that we are responsible for co-producing and implementing concrete actions to reduce racial inequality within our services, with the view to becoming an actively anti-racist organisation. We will embed the framework in three ways:

Leadership and governance

Our Trust board will lead on establishing and monitoring concrete plans of action to reduce health inequalities


New data on improvements in reducing health inequalities will be published, as well as details on ethnicity in all existing core data sets.

Feedback mechanisms

There will be visible and effective ways for our patients and carers to feedback, as well as clear processes to act and report on that feedback.

This page will be continuously updated with our plans and how you can get involved. If you would like to know more about PCREF at Black Country Healthcare please contact one of our PCREF implementation leads:

Nageena Bibi

Head of Mental Health Legislation


Oliva Horgan

Health Inequalities Strategy and Delivery Manager