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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Cavita Chapman is a clinical advisor at Health Education England across Kent, Surrey and Sussex. Cavita completed the Ready Now programme in January 2018 and tells us how the programme has fueled her determination to make a difference to her organisation, colleagues and most importantly – to patients.
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Edith Akenkide is a senior social worker at Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust and chair of the BAME networking group. In this case study, Edith discusses how the Ready Now programme has helped her to become a more confident NHS leader and how she is using this to support other colleagues.
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Adeboye Ifederu, head of the newborn screening laboratory at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and Ready Now programme participant, shares his experience of managing at a senior level while developing his skills to become an effective leader.
Continue reading ““The programme has taught me how to own the change required for leadership success.””
A few years ago I was a frustrated, black woman and middle grade manager who had worked for the NHS for nearly 20 years. My frustration was the result of fruitless attempts to influence my organisation to stop accepting the unacceptable.
Continue reading “Empowering BME staff with an NHS Leadership Academy programme”