British association of Physicians of Indian origin (BAPIO), established in 1996, is a national, voluntary, multi-professional organisation which represents the interests of multi-ethnic healthcare workers and is the largest organisation of its kind in the UK. BAPIO is committed to supporting the NHS in providing best patient care through professional excellence, leadership, research, education and training for a multi-skilled workforce. The Equality Act (2010) legally protects people from discrimination and aims to reduce socioeconomic inequity, prohibit victimisation, eliminate discrimination and increase equality of opportunity.
BAPIO has a mission to promote equity of access, opportunity and celebrate diversity through sustainable health policy and enforcement of the Equality Act and other legal provisions where needed. It also provides a platform for its members to have equal opportunity, promotes individual excellence through mentorship and supports rich portfolio careers in health care. Ultimately, it aims to influence health and wellbeing of a global population focusing on the richness of diverse ethnicity, social, cultural experiences by linking with shared experience of a global network of health professional and their representative bodies.
Below sets out objectives for the Young Doctors Forum (YDF).