“We need inclusive leadership that reflects our diverse population.”

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Marimouttou Coumarassamy (Coumar) is a General Manager at Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and alumni of our Ready Now programme. In his blog, Coumar explains how the programme has supported his confidence, resilience and drive to become an effective senior NHS leader.

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“I am passionate about putting patients at the heart of everything we do.”

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James Sanders is a communications and Engagement officer in the South West Clinical Networks and Senate for NHS England and Improvement. James completed the Mary Seacole programme in July 2019 – his blog, explains how the programme has reignited his passion for quality patient care.

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“During Black History Month, I try and honour those who have opened doors for me.”

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Gaynor Walker is a senior programme manager for Equality and Health Inequalities Unit at NHS England and NHS Improvement. In this blog, Gaynor tells us why Black History Month is about celebrating inspirational black leaders of the past but also championing BME NHS leaders of the future.

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“Only by showing compassion to yourself can you have the reserve of energy to lead people well”

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Jayne Reynolds is regional director for East Berkshire at Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and an action learning set facilitator for the Graduate Management Training Scheme. In her blog, Jayne reflects on the impact of good and bad leadership on NHS staff.

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