The BME Leadership Network exists to strengthen the voice of black and minority ethnic (BME) leaders in England and to support health and care organisations to meet the needs of all communities.
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.
The network is supported by the AHSN Network, NHS Leadership Academy and the Royal College of Nursing.
Perspectives from the front line
Report distils the findings of a research study into the unequal impact of COVID-19 on black and minority ethnic communities.
21 December 2020
Formal members of the network will be leaders from BME backgrounds, while we encourage non-BME leaders to become supporters. If you're interested in joining or supporting the network, head to our membership page.
Support for black and minority ethnic NHS staff following a risk assessment
A look at the experience of black and minority ethnic staff working in the NHS and the support they have received following a COVID-19 risk assessment
5 February 2021
ONS data on COVID-19-related deaths by ethnicity in England and Wales
Office for National Statistics data on COVID-19 related deaths by ethnicity in England and Wales
17 May 2020
Latest news and comment
Race is a function of racism; we ignore that reality at our peril, say leaders
Response to the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities' report into racial and ethnic disparities in the UK.
31 March 2021
Innovation across NHS Wales in response to COVID-19
Hear about the innovation that has taken place across the NHS in Wales in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
17 June 2021 09:30 - 11:00 GMT
Supporting the LGBTQ+ population - creating visible leadership and confident staff tweet chat
Join us on Monday 28 June between 7-8pm for a tweet chat on creating visible LGBTQ+ leadership.
28 June 2021 19:00 - 20:00 GMT