Twitter handle: @yvonnecoghill1
Patient/Carer or NHS Staff: Staff
Condition or job title: Director, Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES)
Place of treatment/care or workplace: Skipton House
Yvonne Coghill, CBE is the director of Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) at NHS England.
Yvonne has over 20 years’ experience in nursing, before taking up operational and strategic leadership posts. During her 40 plus years career, she has held a wide variety of clinical and managerial roles at the Department for Health and NHS Leadership Academy.
In 2013 she was voted by colleagues in the NHS as one of the top 50 most inspirational women, one of the top 50 most inspirational nurse leaders and one of the top 50 black and minority ethnic (BME) pioneers, two years in a row.
In July 2015 Yvonne joined NHS England as director for WRES Implementation. She was awarded an Order of the British Empire for services to healthcare in 2010 and Commander of the British Empire in 2018.
Yvonne was elected deputy president of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) in November 2018.