Cultural change is complex, multi-faceted and takes time. As we move from the ‘why’ to the ‘how’ on race equality, we will share good practice from organisations where progress is being made.
The NHS has one of the most ethnically diverse workforces in the public sector. Despite this the experience of many colleagues working across the country is not equal to that of their white counterparts. Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) are key partnership vehicles for collaborative action to address health inequalities at ‘system’ level as they bring together many of the organisations that address the wider determinants of health, including local authorities and the voluntary and community services organisations.
Taking a whole systems approach to addressing race inequalities is important on multiple levels. As well as the negative impact on people evidence shows that fair treatment of staff is linked to a better experience of care for patients. With urgent action needed to tackle the workforce crisis improving performance on race equality will also play an important role in the NHS becoming a great place to work.
This webinar in partnership with NHS Providers and Local Government Association (LGA) will be offered as part of the Leading Integration Peer Support Programme (LIPS), which is funded by NHS England and delivers a range of free, bespoke support for local health and care systems. Running alongside this we run a series of dissemination events reflecting learning from our programme and the wider context. We know from feedback from our successful series of events in 2022 that senior leaders are keen to share learning and ideas to realise the potential of Integrated Care Systems (ICS).
The session is to help leaders develop awareness that it is the responsibility of all leaders to create the environment that fosters inclusion and share evidence-based practice on how this is being done in other organisations.
This webinar will cover:
- how to support leaders understand how they can embed inclusive leadership behaviours and what personal accountability looks like, with a particular focus on racial equality at a system, place and neighbourhood level.
- help equip attendees with ideas/insights to take away and explore with a view to applying within their own systems.
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