Equality and diversity

NHS celebrates race equality ambassadors

England’s most senior NHS leaders have come together to recognise the work of staff leading the way in improving race equality across the health service. Chief executive Simon Stevens and NHS Improvement chair Dido Harding yesterday joined more than 30 NHS employees who have successfully completed a programme to become Race Equality Experts. The programme […]

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NHS is out and proud for Pride

Hundreds of thousands of NHS staff are set to join Pride celebrations across the country this weekend and throughout summer. Ahead of London Pride today (Saturday) the NHS has confirmed that more than 200 hospitals are launching dedicated schemes that support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) communities. As many as 150,000 doctors, nurses, cleaners, […]

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NHS England calls for applications from female healthcare scientists to apply for Leadership Development scheme

Female healthcare scientists are invited to apply for NHS England’s prestigious leadership development scheme, aimed at mid-career healthcare scientists to develop leaders and increase their impact within their Trusts and beyond. Led by NHS England’s Chief Scientific Officer, the CSOWISE Healthcare Science Leadership Development Programme for NHS England scheme provides support for 32 healthcare scientists over 12 […]

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The NHS in England will offer free tampons and other sanitary products to every hospital patient who needs them

From this summer, all women and girls being cared for by the NHS will be given, on request, appropriate sanitary products free of charge. Many already provide them but this will be mandated in the new standard contract with hospitals for 2019-20. The announcement by NHS England and supported by the BMA, was welcomed by […]

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School students called on to be NHS ‘workforce of the future’ as health service director goes back to the classroom

To mark the NHS’s 70th birthday year, Yvonne Coghill, Director of the Workforce Race Equality Standard at NHS England, will today (20 September) visit a London college to help promote careers in the NHS. Yvonne will attend St Charles Catholic Sixth Form College in London and give an assembly to over 200 students studying health […]

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