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A member of the Executive Committee of the NHS BME Network marks Black History Month by looking at the need for diversity in the workplace: My first thought is the Master’s tools will never dismantle the Master’s house. For there are no new ideas in the NHS race debate, there are only new ways of […]
The NHS Workforce Race Equality Standard – the defined metrics View all the latest NHS Workforce Race Equality Standard news and views. Saffron Cordery (NHS Providers) argues that the publication of a new workforce race equality standard has renewed the need for boards to take a firm grasp of diversity and to lead from the top […]
October marks Black History Month and Speak Up Month. Here the National Guardian for the NHS looks at how they are closely aligned: As a Jew I understand about discrimination whether subtle or overt. There is a risk of indifference in national bodies to those of other faiths which could be seen as careless or […]
England’s Chief Nursing Officer shares her thoughts on diversity issues ahead of tomorrow’s ‘Breaking Down Walls’ conference: I recently had the honour of addressing 300 student nurses, new registrants and Care Makers, all at the early stages of their nursing careers. I talked to them about my personal and professional commitment to equality and to […]
The NHS has depended on the talents of its diverse workforce since its inception in 1948, the same year the passengers of HMT Empire Windrush passengers disembarked at the Port of Tilbury on 22 June. Many of the passengers came to work for the NHS and are part of NHS’s history. My parents travelled from […]
The NHS COIVD vaccination programme has protected more than 700,000 people from ethnic minority backgrounds since rolling out the grab-a-jab campaign. An analysis of one grab-a-jab weekend in July found that 2 in 5 of the 80,000 walk-in doses administered were to people from ethnic minority groups, significantly more than the proportion in the wider […]
The following is a personal message from NHS Chief Executive Simon Stevens, shared internally yesterday with all NHS England and NHS Improvement staff. Dear colleague, For the first time in many weeks something other than the coronavirus pandemic has dominated the news: Black Lives Matter. But these two moments are not disconnected. It is increasingly […]
The head of the NHS in England Sir Simon Stevens has marked Windrush Day 2020 by committing the NHS to drive further improvements in race equality across the health service. On the 72nd anniversary of the arrival of the Empire Windrush, carrying migrants from the Caribbean to England, the NHS is marking the contribution of […]
NHS staff will be delivering life-saving COVID jabs at a network of more than 1,400 vaccinations sites when dozens more open their doors today. The milestone has been hit just seven weeks after Maggie Keenan, 91, became the first person in the world to be vaccinated against the virus outside of a trial at Coventry […]
From virtual hospitals to leading nurses, East of England NHS stars shine brightly in the 2020 Queen’s Birthday HonoursThis link opens in a new tab
This year frontline workers and community champions dominated the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2020, which was deferred from June this year to recognise the achievements and dedication of those involved in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Inspirational NHS staff in the East of England were recognised for their service with our region’s nursing staff […]