Claudia Tomlinson
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Having worked extensively in health and social care, youth justice and mental health, Claudia's primary interests are in the politics of health, education, and social care. Passionate about equality and social justice, at home and abroad, she writes about poor communities, development and public services.
She has extensive experience of the charity sector, with a current focus on refugees and asylum seekers. She is also currently embarked on a number of social research projects.
She has worked extensively in children and young people's services, and also takes an ongoing interest in youth justice, child mental health and development.
International interests include Africa, North and South America, and the Caribbean, and domestic interests include Westminster, race and women's issues. She has also written for Liberal Conspiracy, Left Foot Forward, the UK and nursing press, and the Race Equality Foundation. She also writes drama, comedy, and poetry.
Claudia has also worked as a lecturer, in adult education and takes an active interest in mentoring, coaching and development.

Entries by Claudia Tomlinson

Seven Survival Steps for Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) NHS Staff - Step 4: Get Connected

(0) Comments | Posted 26 August 2015 | (22:04)

This series of articles will appear weekly and present Seven Survival Steps for black and ethnic minority staff working in the NHS, but may have provide a wider focus for discussion. The articles are excerpts from a forthcoming handbook, and provide highlights.

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Seven Survival Steps for Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) NHS Staff - Step 3

(0) Comments | Posted 18 August 2015 | (20:02)

This series of articles appears weekly and presents my recommended Seven Survival Steps for black and ethnic minority staff working in the NHS, but may have provide a wider focus for discussion. The articles are excerpts from a forthcoming handbook, and provide highlights of each chapter.

Step...

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Seven Survival Steps for Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) NHS Staff - Step 2

(0) Comments | Posted 11 August 2015 | (21:31)

This series of articles will appear weekly and present my recommended Seven Survival Steps for black and ethnic minority staff working in the NHS, but may be a useful read to anyone with an interest in the NHS. The articles are excerpts from a forthcoming handbook, and provide highlights.

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Seven Survival Steps for Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) NHS Staff

(0) Comments | Posted 4 August 2015 | (21:54)

If you are from a black and minority ethnic (BME) background, and work in the NHS in the UK, you will already know that survival can be the name of the game. As well as doing the day job, whether you are a consultant, a hospital porter, a chief executive,...

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An Evocative and Positive New Album by The Stone Foundation: A Life Unlimited

(0) Comments | Posted 12 July 2015 | (12:51)

The Stone Foundation is a band driven by an unrelenting passion for a gorgeous fusion of original jazz/soul/funk music, which they continue to share with their latest album release, A Life Unlimited.

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The Stone Foundation A Life...

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Remember The Skanking TV Pigeon? The Selecter's New Album 'Subculture' Is The Soundtrack Of Summer 2015

(0) Comments | Posted 1 June 2015 | (20:24)

Subculture is the rhythm-packed, vibrant, fresh new album from The Selecter, and listening to it you understand why this band has remained relevant, and with a strong following today. The album is a 12-track work and is mostly co-penned by Pauline Black, the iconic voice of contemporary ska/reggae/2-tone music.

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Closer Engagement Between Women's Rights and Disability Rights Is a Key Theme for International Women's Day 2015

(0) Comments | Posted 19 February 2015 | (19:17)

Where does a disabled woman go for rights advice and support? Many might say if her needs are about access or disability health rights, she should go to a disability rights organisation. If her rights issue is about sexism or sex discrimination she should seek help and support from a...

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Author Alex Wheatle's New Novel Can Inspire Young Black Males Away from Gang Violence

(0) Comments | Posted 11 February 2015 | (19:25)

In June 2006 I was working in youth health services on Black Prince Road, Lambeth in London when a 15 year old black boy was stabbed to death by a gang of around 10 others. When I arrived for work the morning after, the street was still littered with scattered...

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African Initiatives Annual International Women's Rights Conference 2014

(0) Comments | Posted 24 February 2014 | (20:52)

International Women's Day is observed on 8th March every year, to celebrate the achievements of women; to inspire women to achieve, and to mobilise action for injustices against women. An upcoming rights conference is to be held in Bristol, to mark this event, and highlight the work of key campaigners...

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Khalsa Aid's Humanitarian Relief in Somerset Shows a Glimpse of a Future Post-Racial Britain

(0) Comments | Posted 10 February 2014 | (19:35)

Whilst the British Government has been immobilised by indecision, and confusion about its strategic response to the winter floods, Somerset has been left to drown. Large parts of the UK have been submerged under flood waters for months. No. 10 has failed to act as people in the region watch...

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Acculturation or Diversity: Have the Questions Raised in Felix Dexter's Comedy Been Answered?

(0) Comments | Posted 21 October 2013 | (17:48)

The death of acclaimed British actor, comedian and writer Felix Dexter last week, triggered moving tributes in the press and on social media. A stunning performer of stage, theatre, and television, his big break came with the BBC television classic 1990's show The Real McCoy. He went on to perform...

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Improved Aspirations of Black Pupils Should Be Commended Not Condemned

(0) Comments | Posted 24 July 2013 | (02:02)

The Universities Central Council on Admissions (UCAS) has this week published new research on the demand for places at British Universities. UCAS is the organisation responsible for managing applications to universities in the UK. The findings for 2013 showed that there has been a 70% increase in the number of...

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Will the Marikana Inquiry Halt the Violence on Its Own Doorstep to Deliver the Truth?

(0) Comments | Posted 12 May 2013 | (20:59)

When Jacob Zuma announced a Commission of Inquiry to investigate the shooting dead of 34 black miners by South African police, many felt it was intended to divert attention from the avalanche of criticism directed at him and his Government in the aftermath of the massacre. Few observers of the...

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The US Must Guard Against a Jean Charles de Menezes Disaster After Boston

(0) Comments | Posted 19 April 2013 | (00:26)

Now that the FBI has published images of two suspects in the bombing of the Boston marathon, many people living in London, UK, will anxiously recall the disastrous actions of the Metropolitan Police in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on the London Underground in July 2005.

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What is Thatcher's Legacy to Black and Ethnic Minority People in the UK?

(0) Comments | Posted 11 April 2013 | (20:26)

In the 1970s, Black and Ethnic Minority (BAME) people were treated as aliens in a UK that claimed to be tolerant to immigrants and racism was overt, and largely socially acceptable. Enoch Powell's overseas recruitment policy was to bring English speaking immigrants from the Commonwealth and Pakistan, to re-build the...

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Does Ed Miliband's Defeat of His Brother Signal the Type of PM He Will Make?

(1) Comments | Posted 1 April 2013 | (23:21)

Younger siblings always want what the elder has; this is a common dynamic, universally observed to be part of family life. It starts with a glance at big brother's more exciting toys and games and finding them more attractive. Later his clothes, phone, and other possessions, appear more appealing particularly...

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Is Hillary Clinton Too Old to Be the Next President of the USA?

(0) Comments | Posted 5 February 2013 | (22:28)

When leaving her State Department role this month, Hillary Clinton deservedly received many plaudits about her impact over the past four years. She will now be stepping off the political stage, but many believe this will only be for a short time while she reflects on her options. At the...

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