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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]