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In this paper, we explore ethnic inequalities in severe mental illness and care experiences. We consider the barriers to progressive and cohesive action and propose ways of overcoming these. Clinical and policy leadership must bring together hidden patient voices, divergent professional narratives and quality research.Declaration of interestK.B. is Editor of the British Journal of Psychiatry, but has not played any role in the decision-making for this paper. K.B. leads and J.N. is a partner and K.H. a researcher in the Synergi Collaborative Centre.

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Br J Psychiatry

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574 - 578


Ethnic inequality, ethnic minority groups, severe mental illness, African Continental Ancestry Group, Female, Healthcare Disparities, Humans, Male, Mental Disorders, Minority Groups, United Kingdom