Leadership Academy

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

Marimouttou Coumarassamy (Coumar) is a General Manager at Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and alumni of our Ready Now programme.

Cavita Chapman

“The Ready Now programme tapped into the real me”

Cavita Chapman is a clinical advisor at Health Education England across Kent, Surrey and Sussex. Cavita completed the Ready Now

“The programme has validated my strong belief in addressing issues of inequalities in our system.”

Edith Akenkide is a senior social worker at Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust and chair of the BAME networking

“The programme has taught me how to own the change required for leadership success.”

Adeboye Ifederu, head of the newborn screening laboratory at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and Ready Now programme participant, shares

Elsy Gomez-Campos -Deputy chief pharmacist, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital Trust

Empowering BME staff with an NHS Leadership Academy programme

A few years ago I was a frustrated, black woman and middle grade manager who had worked for the NHS

“Thanks to the Ready Now programme I can hold my head high and not feel alone anymore”

Ready Now participant Ranjita Sen discusses how the programme gave her the confidence to combat the barriers she’s faced as

Participant experience on The Ready Now programme

Ram Jassi  recently completed the Ready Now programme, which is specifically designed for senior black Asian and minority ethnic (BAME)

Mary Shek - Wellbeing Service Programme Manager at Portsmouth City Council

Why do you need Ready Now?

I think I know what you may be thinking….when I saw the advertisement for the Ready Now programme last year,

Natasha Nicole Garraway-Charles

Ready Now: A Personal Journey Leading to Discovery

I am a black woman in a leadership role and those characteristics itself put me in an underrepresented category of