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Every NHS trust in London now has at least one black and minority ethnic (BME) board member, according to new data published today. The latest assessment of race equality in the NHS – published to coincide with a major BMJ event on race and the NHS – shows a significant increase in representation of BME people at board […]
A national team working to ensure the NHS is a good place to work for people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds has been recognised for its actions and achievements over the last twelve months. NHS England and Improvement’s Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) team has been shortlisted for the ‘Workforce Initiative of the Year’ […]
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 […]
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, […]
The common belief that lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) women are not at risk of cervical cancer is fake news that has created a dangerous screening gap, the NHS has warned today. Up to 50,000 lesbian, gay and bisexual women have never been for a cervical cancer screening test because they wrongly think they are […]
England’s top nurse today pledged to ensure the voices of nurses and midwives will be valued and heard across the NHS. During her maiden speech at the chief nursing officer (CNO) Summit in Birmingham, Ruth May said that the profession, while often considered by the public to be the most trusted, is too often undervalued […]
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 […]
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 […]
A team of experts and £1 million annual investment are part of a package of measures in the NHS Long Term Plan, to improve race equality in the health service, as a new report highlights the experience of black and minority ethnic (BME) people working in the NHS. The independent assessment published today shows that […]
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 […]