Trust Chair Marie Gabriel and Chief Nurse Lorraine Sunduza joined senior leaders from black and minority ethnic backgrounds across the NHS earlier this year at the NHS Confederation’s Confed18.
The panel, hosted by Marie Gabriel, considered what interventions could be made to level the playing field, as well as the role that non-BAME leaders can play, to promote diversity across the NHS.
They also debated whether an equivalent to the 30% club – a campaign for greater representation of women on the boards of FTSE100 boards with a target of a minimum of 30% - is necessary.
The Mental Health Network, which is part of the NHS Confederation, produced the two-part podcast series on BAME leadership.
The first nine-minute podcast features Florence B Acquah (Adult Safeguarding Lead Nurse, London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust), Lorraine Sunduza (Chief Nurse, East London NHS Foundation Trust) and Gilly Lee (Advanced Nurse Practitioner - Professional Lead Active Case Management, Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership).
The second podcast (12 minutes) features Ifti Majid (Chief Executive, Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust), Wayne Farah (Vice Chair Newham CCG), Yvonne Coghill CBE (Director, Workplace Race Equality Standard).
Episode one is here;
Episode two is here.