Racism from GPs and nurses common, reveals small indigenous survey

Online poll of 120 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people shows two-thirds put off seeking treatment due to discrimination

Indigenous patients report frequently experiencing racism from GPs and nurses, a small survey has found.

Almost two-thirds of those polled had been deterred from seeking treatment due to discrimination, according to the online survey of 120 people by the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO).