Racism against NHS staff rises by 65%
16 December 2013 Last updated at 14:00 GMT
Reported racist incidents against staff in the NHS have risen by 65%, a BBC freedom of information request shows.
The NHS Employers organisation described the findings as "shocking".
Zimbabwean nurse "Simba," who has worked in the NHS since 1998, told BBC Radio 5 live's Victoria Derbyshire about the insults he had endured.
He said, "I tend to not take it to heart because I understand the people we deal with are disturbed."
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