After finding unexplained dark marks on her skin which she couldn’t explain, BBC reporter Bree Johnson decided to investigate why it seems harder to diagnose skin conditions on non-white people.
She speaks to Kanayo Dike-Oduah, who nearly died as a result of a rare skin disorder, and to Malone Mukwende, who wrote a guide to help medical professionals diagnose clinical signs on black and brown skin.
Professor Colin Melville, director of education and standards at the General Medical Council, says: “We want to be active in driving change that is real and effective in support of black and minority ethnic students, trainees, doctors and patients in the UK”.
Video Journalist: Tobias Chapple
Producer: Tammi Walker