London’s People Board plays a fundamental role in helping us secure our current and future workforce for and with partners across the capital whilst moving towards improved integration between the NHS with local authority commissioned and delivered services.
As a strategic advisory group, the London People Board will help us secure a diverse, skilled and motivated workforce that is essential for London’s vision of being the best global city in which to receive health and care and as a result tackles long embedded challenges in inequality and inequity.
Working together across NHS England, agreement has been reached that the most effective and efficient way to implement priorities for our current and future NHS workforce is to establish Regional People Boards across England.
One London Principles
View and download the One London Principles of the One London Principles of the London People Board.
London People Board architecture
The London People Board works with a number of organisations and partners across the capital to move towards an improved integration of the NHS and local authority commissioned services. See how the London People Board works with organisations across London to achieve this with the London People Board Architecture Slides.
We will identify and take action to tackle structural racism and wider health inequalities, embedding reflection and learning at all levels.
We are committed to embedding a strong strategic anti-racism approach in London’s Health and Care System.
- In the places our people work in
- In the provision of the care we provide
- Across all Systems of health and care we deliver for the people of London
We openly acknowledge the repeated negative experiences of staff from multiple ethnic groups within our NHS health and care system.
We recognise that these lived experiences arise from embedded policies, practices and processes, many of which have become normalised and unchallenged in our systems; representing (for staff) institutionalised racism.
We further acknowledge that racism serves as an issue in and of itself, but also, as a surrogate for discriminatory practices against other characteristics such as gender, sexual orientation, religion, belief, disability and others that can detrimentally intersect for individuals.
As set out in our London Workforce Race Strategy (2020), we will create environments where all our staff can be their full, true and authentic selves and thus deliver to their best potentials and progress to their ultimate goals. We commit to actively seeking to identify, measure and call out discriminatory practice and to take steps to deal consistently and effectively with poor behaviour where present in any of our staff or organisations. We will not be complicit by silence.
The NHS England – London Promise
- We will listen and hear when staff raise concerns
- We will choose to be curious, humble and considerate and avoid defensive thinking. We will take action where discrimination is evident
- We will pro-actively co-design new systems with staff and stakeholders and institute polices, practices and cultural expectations for belonging and inclusion
- We will embed a strategic approach to commissioning to help reduce systemic bias, focused on creating the right environment for reducing systemic bias in commissioning that will improve patient care and experience
- We will hold ourselves accountable, individually and collectively, as leaders to delivering to these commitments