The East Midlands Centre for Black and Minority Ethnic Health (EMCBMEH)


The EMCBMEH is being developed by National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) East Midlands to help;

  • Reduce health inequalities
  • Facilitate the dissemination of health information
  • Put known evidence into practice
  • Improve proportional and diverse
  • Representation within research activities as participants and partners


It has been highlighted that East Midlands region has an abundance of expertise, experience and knowledge amongst its communities, academic, health and social care organisations of ethnicity in research, health and social care. The EMCBMEH will bring together and co-ordinate this capability, awareness and capacity; to develop a centralised resource to support individuals and organisations undertaking research and healthcare delivery in partnership with black and minority communities, to help reduce health inequalities.

The vision of the EMCBMEH to be an organisation that is committed to actively inspiring and developing dynamic, collaborative partnerships between patients, public, community and voluntary sector, researchers, health and social organizations and others, to help address and reduce ethnic health disparities in the East Midlands.

Additionally the EMCBMEH will provide capacity building programmes aimed at supporting and enhancing researchers’ skills, knowledge and confidence to produce high quality health service research based on the active participation of Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities. These will consist of workshop and seminar programmes including – Cultural competency in research, commissioning and health inequalities. Patient Public involvement (PPI) panel to review and support funding applications.