Race Equality: Can we talk about race? September 2023

Race Equality webinar, held on Tuesday 12 September 2023.

This webinar covered:


Find the slides here.

Hear Janine La Rosa discuss the importance of visible representation and identifying future talent; and the responsibility of leaders to act as active sponsors as part of developing a culture of inclusion.

Hear Cherron Inko-Tariah outline the role of staff networks, the need for trust and psychological safety to enable them to operate and the learning that senior leaders can take from them in terms of improving organisational cultures.  

Hear Jane Nicholson discuss their organisational approach to encouraging allyship, acknowledging the need to tackle systemic racism rather than just focusing on overt acts of racism, with practical tips on calling out discriminatory behaviour.  

Hear Andrew Kelso discuss the role of integrated care boards, their statutory duties, and how improving equality, increasing diversity and improving inclusion is fundamental to meeting these. Andrew shared his journey towards white allyship and his sense of responsibility to use his white privilege to create positive cultural change

Listen to the panel Q&A, where delegates ask questions on:


Sim Scavazza – non-executive director, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust (North West London Acute Provider Collaborative), and acting chair – Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West ICB


Janine La Rosa - chief people officer, Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust

Jane Nicholson - director of people, Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Cherron Inko-Tariah - non-executive director and wellbeing guardian, Homerton Healthcare NHS, and vice chair, Seacole Group

Andrew Kelso - consultant neurologist and medical director, South and North East Essex ICB.