Allyship is about building relationships of trust, consistency and accountability with marginalised individuals and/or groups of people. Although you might not be a member of an underinvested or oppressed group, you can support them and make the effort to understand their struggle and use your voice alongside theirs.

To find out more, have a look at the resources and reading list below. We’ll be adding more to this list, so please check back regularly.

Supporting our BAME NHS people during and beyond COVID-19: an update

We have all watched events unfold in the US following the death of George Floyd and those before him. For many colleagues, awareness of these issues is not new.

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Personal message from Sir Simon Stevens on Black Lives Matter and health inequalities

The following is a personal message from NHS Chief Executive Simon Stevens, shared internally yesterday with all NHS England and NHS Improvement staff.

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Further reading

If you are interested in reading more please see the selection of books below.

So You Want to Talk about Race, Jeoma Oluo
ISBN-13: 9781541647435

Me and White Supremacy, Layla F Saad
ISBN-13: 9781529405101

How to be an Antiracist, Kendi, Ibram X
ISBN-13: 9781847925992

Sir Simon Stevens - Windrush Day 2020

NHS Chief Executive Sir Simon Stevens speaking in Windrush Square, Brixton, on the 72nd anniversary of the arrival of the Empire Windrush.