I remember vividly receiving the call from my boss to be, Dave Thornton, telling me that I had been successful in getting the job (a great feeling that) as programme lead for the national Breaking Through initiative. Continue reading “Ready Now: positive action to realise the potential of senior BME leaders”
I was really pleased to read that NHS England’s Equality & Diversity Council (EDC) chaired by Simon Stevens, CEO of NHS England had agreed to consult on a proposal that would expect NHS organisations to take the race equality agenda seriously; a proposal that I believe will make a real difference for the many BME men and women working in the NHS, as well as the thousands of patients from BME backgrounds that use our services every day.
Continue reading “In support of a Race Equality Standard”
The Nursing Times along with partners including my own organisation, the NHS Leadership Academy, recently called for nominations from people in the service to celebrate the contributions to nursing and healthcare by the professions most influential leaders.
Continue reading “Being a nurse is being a leader”
Last week a colleague handed me a piece of paper to look at. After scanning it briefly for a few seconds I realised it was an article from a group called ‘The TaxPayers Alliance.’
Continue reading “Why the NHS needs diversity advisors”
As a seasoned commuter and an expert at navigating my way around the London Underground, I know exactly how to weave my way effortlessly through the thousands of tourists and other commuters that descend on Victoria train station everyday. Some clearly bewildered by the scale of the place, the noise, the hustle and bustle.
Continue reading “The equality lines”