NHS Providers says more to be done to support equality and diversity

NHS Providers says more to be done to support equality and diversity. Following the publication of a report by the General Medical Council on the disproportionate referrals of BAME doctors to fitness to practice processes, NHS Providers have called for greater efforts to be made in supporting equality and diversity. Director of policy and strategy of NHS Providers, Miriam Deakin, said: “At the heart of the NHS’ core values are respect and dignity, compassion and inclusion. We know that there is strong evidence linking [...]

NHS drive for diversity in key roles ‘going backwards’

NHS drive for diversity in key roles ‘going backwards’. Study finds fewer woman and BME people in key jobs at NHS trusts, despite initiatives to improve representation. The declining number of people with a BME background in key positions is a setback for the NHS England chief executive, Simon Stevens. Photograph: HANDOUT/Reuters Fewer women and people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds are being given key roles running NHS trusts, prompting claims that the health service is going backwards on diversity and inclusion. The proportion [...]