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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. […]
NHS England will be represented at a series of Pride events this summer, starting with London Pride this weekend. This is first time that members of the Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender plus (LGBT+) staff network, together with their straight ally colleagues, friends and families, will march representing the organisation. The move marks a celebration […]
The NHS Equality and Diversity Council is today publishing the inaugural report of the NHS Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES), showing results of the experiences of BME and white staff from the staff survey 2015 at every NHS trust across England. This is the first time the WRES data has been collected and published nationally. […]
Working Together – how health, social care and fire and rescue services can increase their reach, scale and impact through joint working
Work by the fire and rescue services to help reduce demand for other services through prevention, including health and social care, is being showcased in a new document ‘Working Together’. Underlying risk factors that ultimately result in fires, such as smoking and alcohol consumption, also have a strong impact on health. Fire and rescue services […]
NHS England is pleased to announce two senior appointments to ensure employees from black and ethnic minority (BME) backgrounds have equal access to career opportunities and receive fair treatment in all NHS workplaces. Following a competitive selection process, Yvonne Coghill OBE has been appointed as Director, Workforce Race Equality Standard Implementation, and Roger Kline has […]
NHS England has this week announced action to improve race equality across the NHS workforce. The move follows recent reports that have highlighted disparities in the number of BME people in senior leadership positions across the NHS, as well as lower levels of wellbeing amongst the BME population. From April 2015, NHS organisations across the […]