17 October 2017

The Trust’s leading approach to equality and diversity in the workplace has made front page news in a national healthcare magazine.

The Nursing Standard has profiled ELFT’s focus on race equality and leadership opportunities for black and minority ethnic (BME) staff in a special edition celebrating Black History Month.

In August 2016 the Trust became the first in the country to have a BME chief executive and chair.

More than half of the Trust’s 5,500 staff come from a BME background, while more than 64 per cent of nursing staff are BME.

The article is available to read on the magazine’s website until the end of October 2017 once free Nursing Standard online registration has been completed.

Black History Month celebrates, recognises and values the inspirational individuals and events from within the BME communities.