The NASGP has been invited to join a working group on racism in general practice, convened by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
The CQC is currently undertaking a project to investigate concerns that practices led by GPs from a Black, Asian or ethnic minority background are more likely to receive lower ratings from the CQC.
Dr Richard Fieldhouse, chair of the NASGP, said: “At the NASGP, we’re very familiar with anecdotal reports that Black, Asian and minority ethnic GP locums face more issues with pay, bookings, work, cancellations and bullying than white colleagues.
“Because GP locums can be very isolated at work, not only can we become a soft target but some of us also lack the resources and support we need, and turning to others for help risks further alienation.
“We look forward to helping the CQC tackle this bias and improve outcomes for all GPs and patients.”