Our recent Shattered Hopes report laid bare the extent of discrimination faced by senior NHS leaders from BME communities. This meeting provided an opportunity for BME Leadership Network members to come together and discuss plans to address the recommendations from the report.
During the meeting, Ifti Majid co-chair of the BME Leadership Network, spoke with passion about the recommendations from the report, including the importance of adopting a mentoring programme, supporting talent management and psychological safety for individuals.
In addition, information on a new mentoring programme was shared (to be be launched soon), alongwith insights from a pilot mentoring programme, which included compelling experiences from mentees on how the programme provided a safe space, built confidence and supported them with their development.
Should you have any questions about this event please email BLN@nhsconfed.org.
Following the meeting delegates had the opportunity to join Lord Victor Adebowale for a drinks reception and evening with author and broadcaster Dr Adam Rutherford.
Adam delivered the BME Leadership Network’s annual Black History Month lecture on ‘Race, science and the NHS’.
The network is dedicated to establishing a truly diverse NHS leadership and we welcome the support of both BME and non-BME senior leaders in amplifying our work. Please visit BME Leadership Network and complete our short form. If you have any queries, please contact us via email BLN@nhsconfed.org.
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