We aim to lead on making inclusion a reality within the NHS. We’ll do this through investment in excellent, knowledgeable and capable leadership.
We know that diversity and inclusion leads to improved health and greater staff and patient experiences of the NHS, and we welcome the challenge of enabling staff from all backgrounds to develop and excel in their roles. From those just starting out to more senior colleagues, we’re here to support every staff member to develop their potential and to promote leadership at every level. We’re playing our part in addressing underrepresentation at senior levels and ensuring that the NHS truly represents our diverse patient population now and into the future.
More details about inclusion, equality and diversity nationally can be found here
Information on staff networks can be found here
East of England offers
Leadership Development Offer for Ready Now and Stepping Up alumni and other ethnic minority staff:
We’re pleased to announce that bookings are now open for the leadership development offer for our East of England Ready Now and Stepping Up alumni and those from ethnic minority backgrounds who are considering applying for these positive action programmes.
Patricia Ezechie, a creative and experienced coach who specialises in career management, personal development, resilience and wellbeing, is offering a wraparound development package including a series of workshops and 1:1 coaching sessions.
Creating the career you want™
Tuesday 6th December 2.00 – 4.00: fully booked
Developing a proactive mindset
Wednesday 18th January 2.00 – 4.00: click here to book
Intersectionality, Identity and Authenticity
Tuesday 14th February 10.00 – 12.00: click here to book
The 1:1 coaching sessions with Patricia are now fully booked. Please be sure to attend booked coaching sessions or to cancel with at least 24 hours’ notice so someone else can have the benefit of the session, otherwise it will be lost.
Coaching and mentoring can be accessed via the East of England CoachNet and MentorNet registers here
Inclusive Leadership in Health and Care
This course supports managers and supervisors working in health and care across the UK to develop inclusive and compassionate leadership skills. Further information and booking details can be found here: https://london.leadershipacademy.nhs.uk/
NHS East of England equality, diversity and inclusion
The role of the East of England’s Equality and Inclusion team is to support NHS organisations within the region to meet their legal public sector duties under the Equality Act 2010 and deliver key priorities set out in the NHS People Plan. Their work on the EDI agenda supports organisations and our NHS people in ensuring their experience at work is the best it can be.
Visit the team’s website to find an overview of their key priorities, the East of England Antiracism strategy, and other resources to help organisations create workplace environments that are inclusive, equitable and compassionate: NHS England East of England » Equality, diversity and inclusion
Useful links and resources
- Combatting racial discrimination against minority ethnic nurses, midwives and nursing associates
- Dare to Care (Creating an Anti-Racist Environment)
- Shattered hopes: black and minority ethnic leaders’ experiences of breaking the glass ceiling in the NHS
- How to recruit and support disabled staff in the NHS
- Workforce Race Equality Standard
- Workforce Disability Equality Standard
- Workforce race inequalities and inclusion in NHS providers
- Creating a personal, fair and diverse NHS
- RCN Cultural Ambassador Programme
- TRUST an essential ingredient for effective and inclusive leadership in the NHS
- Building positive workplace cultures in the NHS
- NHS Race and Health Observatory