Disappointing findings on diversity in NHS leadership

07 June 2019

 
Responding to the report by chairs and non-executives in the NHS on the need for diverse leadership, published by the NHS Confederation, the deputy chief executive of NHS Providers, Saffron Cordery, said:

“These findings are depressing and highlight once again just how far we have to go to improve the diversity of the leadership in the NHS.

“It is particularly disappointing to see that among chairs and non-executives, we appear to have gone backwards.

There is compelling evidence linking diversity in leadership to improved performance, quality and patient experience, and we need to follow through on this.

Saffron Cordery    Deputy Chief Executive

“There is compelling evidence linking diversity in leadership to improved performance, quality and patient experience, and we need to follow through on this.

“We know some trusts have done really good work to improve diversity, but it is incumbent on us all to better reflect the communities we serve.”

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