According to the European Union, to which we unfortunately belong, discrimination based on sex, racial or ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation is not permitted.
One feels sure that the Race Relations Act and the Human Rights Act etc, etc, probably also have something to say on discrimination.
So how come this edict from NHS Primary Care Service Framework? Is this not discrimination against anyone who is not a Gypsy or Traveller? Why should I have to book and wait for an appointment with my GP? Why cannot I find a local NHS dentist who will accept me as a patient?
And politicians - the selfsame politicians who consider that only they have the intellect to draft laws and decide matters of state - wonder why the public get a tad 'upset' whenever race or ethnicity is discussed?