Improving non-executive diversity

To make the best possible decisions, NHS governing bodies need to have diverse, inclusive and compassionate leadership. Boards made up of people with a mix of experience and skills gained from a range of backgrounds and lived experience bring fresh ideas, greater challenge and more robust decision making.   Boards reflective of your local communities in terms of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexuality will be more equipped to understand the communities and patients you serve.

Given the diverse nature of the communities that we serve it is important to improve the diversity of the candidate pool from which senior appointments are made.

We offer a range of support in finding and developing talented people with diverse backgrounds with the skills and experience needed for chair and non-executive director role on NHS provider boards.  The team is able to provide advice on strategies for succession, open and inclusive recruitment practices to attract a greater diversity of talent and to help promote opportunities to those interested in non-executive roles.