BME Leadership Network

Strengthening the voice of black and minority ethnic leaders.
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The BME Leadership Network exists to strengthen the voice of NHS black and minority ethnic (BME) leaders and to support NHS organisations to meet the needs of all communities.

Watch our short video to learn more about its purpose and how it's supporting members.

We meet quarterly and we aim to:

  • improve understanding of equality, diversity and inclusion and publish the benefits to help deliver better care for all
  • improve and sustain the number of BME leaders working in the NHS
  • profile the diverse range of BME leaders delivering solutions across the health and care system.


  • By joining the network you will receive our bi-monthly bulletins on the latest developments in equality, diversity and inclusion, invitations to events and virtual member meetings, opportunities to learn, develop and build connections.  

    Who can join?

    The network is open to all NHS leaders from BME backgrounds. We recognise that there are great NHS BME leaders operating in many roles and levels, not just as senior managers, and our network seeks to support them all.

    We also welcome allies to join and support the network.

    If you're interested in joining or supporting the network, head to our membership page and complete our form. 

  • For further information email our team:

  • Stay up to date with our news and join the conversation on Twitter @NHSC_BMELeaders.  

Join the network

Join a community working together to strengthen the voice of black and minority ethnic NHS leaders. Members of the network will receive our regular news bulletin.

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Equality, diversity and inclusion

Our equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) programme supports members to improve EDI accountability and leadership, tackling inequality through our EDI networks and partnerships.

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