Courage in the face of discomfort

Anti-racist leadership is the day job – let’s own it. Join us in London for our half-day conference for senior NHS leaders.
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General information

19 April 2023 12:00 - 17:00 GMT
Open to all
Event location
London, WC1H 0HW

The BME Leadership Network recognises a growing sense of frustration that the rhetoric and activity around equality, diversity and inclusion in general, and anti-racism in particular, are failing to deliver improvements in equity promised to our patients and staff.

We acknowledge that some leaders may feel paralysed in this space - addressing issues can feel uncomfortable and takes courage.

This free in-person conference will take a different approach to other anti-racism events you may have attended by:

  • providing a safe space for senior NHS leaders from across the NHS to initiate a meaningful conversation about what anti-racism means and what anti-racist leadership looks like in practice 
  • sharing the experiences of both BME and non-BME leaders - the challenges they have faced and the steps they have taken to find a solution
  • shining a light on how anti-racist leaders can positively change organisations, services, systems and processes.

The event supports the NHS Confederation's anti-racism strategy, helping members to tackle racism in the workforce and focus on reducing health inequalities.

Who should attend

This is a BME Leadership Network event for senior leaders such as chief executives, chairs and other board members. It is open to both members and non-members of the BME Leadership Network. We encourage senior leaders from all communities to embrace this opportunity to attend this conference.


Please complete our short registration form. Places will be limited due to room capacity and registrations will be confirmed.

Further information

We are currently finalising details of the programme timings and speakers, these will be confirmed in the next couple of weeks. If you have any queries please contact