Our research highlights just 4% of trust leaders think race equality is fully embedded as a core part of their board’s business. Given the data still paints a stark picture of the ongoing racial injustice faced by staff, patients and service users, how can we make this a time of real change which reflects the urgency of this challenge?
We are proposing a range of events and resources to support each of these three requirements for real change. We will challenge mindsets and encourage personal accountability, with a strong focus on leading by example and white allyship. This will include a blog series on personal journeys based on the testimonies of white leaders in particular, and podcasts and talking head videos, drawing on NHS Providers' own journey of hearts and minds change.
Intimate roundtables will explore questions and solutions for boards, including peer learning and learning from other sectors on how these have been answered. We will create evidence-based case studies and webinars. We will mainstream a focus on tackling race inequality throughout our existing programmes, events and networks and our national influencing. Finally, we will prioritise collaborative working and signposting to other offers such as the Inclusive Leadership board development offer led by the NHS England EDI function to help members access other sources of support.
Read our latest press release from Chris Hopson and Saffron Cordery, commenting on NHS Providers' new report 'Race 2.0 time for real change', which highlights the scale of change needed to improve racial equality across the NHS.
If you'd like to contact us about this programme, please send an email to our head of funded programmes Preeti Kathrecha on Preeti.Kathrecha@nhsproviders.org.