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A mother and daughter who have dedicated their working lives to the NHS are amongst the black and minority ethnic NHS staff who have been honoured as part of NHS England’s Windrush awards. Winners of the prestigious awards include retired nurse Beatrice Akyeampong, who was recognised alongside her daughter, Dr Vanessa Apea, a sexual health […]
NHS England is calling on patients, staff, medical teams and the public to nominate NHS workers who deserve special recognition for a Windrush 70 Award. The awards are being hosted to celebrate the 1948 arrival of German cruise liner ‘Empire Windrush’ at Tilbury docks which carried 492 passengers from the West Indies on 22 June. […]
Six organisations responsible for health care in England have today published a new report outlining the experience of black and minority ethnic (BME) working for the health service. The latest publication from the Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) programme, is the first to look at fairness at work for BME people in the six national […]
Simon Stevens hails report showing nurse leaders make a difference to frontline staff engagement, sickness absence and use of agency workers
NHS England Chief Executive Simon Stevens today (Wednesday 7 March) launched new research showing improved staff engagement is linked to lower staff sickness absence and reduced agency staffing costs. Speaking at the Chief Nursing Officer’s summit in Liverpool, on the day after the annual NHS staff survey was published, Simon Stevens said: “This research shows that […]
The Chief Executive of NHS England has today welcomed signs of progress in tackling discrimination among health service staff, but warned of “hard work still ahead” in improving equality for all its workers. Simon Stevens’ comments come as the NHS publishes today its latest annual report into race equality. The audit provides a comprehensive assessment […]
NHS England Chief Executive Simon Stevens today issued an appeal for more black and ethnic minority (BME) patients to help improve cancer care by sharing their experiences. Speaking at the Economist’s War on Cancer event, Simon Stevens will point out that BME patients are less likely to give feedback about treatment, with only 50% of […]
A second annual report into race equality across the NHS has been published today (19 April). The Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) report publishes data from providers of NHS-funded care, including the voluntary and private sector, to demonstrate how they are addressing equality issues. This year’s report includes for the first time data covering nine WRES […]
Female healthcare scientists are invited to apply for NHS England’s prestigious fellowship scheme, aimed at providing career support for women working in this field. Led by NHS England’s Chief Scientific Officer, the Woman in Science and Engineering Fellowship scheme aims to support four healthcare scientists over 12 months through a career development programme that includes […]
Association of Ambulance Chief Executives (AACE) sign up to NHS England’s Workforce Race Equality Standard
The ambulance service in England has pledged its commitment to NHS England’s Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) in a renewed effort to address racial inequality across ambulance trusts. The Association of Ambulance Chief Executives (AACE) represents all 10 English NHS ambulance trusts, partners and associate members from devolved nations. Each trust will now focus on four […]
The NHS Equality and Diversity Council (EDC) has taken another pivotal step to advance equality within the NHS. The Council has recommended that a Workforce Disability Equality Standard (WDES) should be mandated via the NHS Standard Contract in England from April 2018, with a preparatory year from 2017-18. NHS England has agreed to do so. […]