The NHS is the largest employer of black and minority ethnic (BME) staff in the UK. 20% of nurses and 37% of doctors are from BME backgrounds. Yet at Board level and very senior management level, the NHS is often seriously unrepresentative of the workforce or the population it serves - Author of “snowy white peaks” of the NHS, Roger Kline
Supporting people to achieve the self-awareness needed to be strong, open and accountable leaders is a major part of our leadership interventions. Something which is vital if we are to achieve a culture of reflective practice of honest conversations and feedback – as Francis recommends.
- Managing director, Jan Sobieraj
As leaders, we have choices. We can continue to ignore the understandable tacit bias in our system. We could perhaps even deny that our services have any bias at all. Or, we can take the tougher choice and lead people to notice how their work can favour some more than others and encourage our teams to take active steps of counterbalance. - Head of professional development, Chris Lake
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