Episode 07 - Continuing the conversation: Diversity in the NHS

In this episode, we continue our series of NHS Providers’ work on tackling race inequality, this panel discussion looked at whether enough has been done to continue the conversation about race, and the steps that boards can take to improve the diversity of the workforce and how to support a more inclusive future pipeline of NHS leaders.

On this panel, we welcomed our conference chair TV broadcaster Samira Ahmed, Patricia Miller, chief executive at Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, and Roger Kline a research fellow at Middlesex University.

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Released: 15 October 2020

Episode 08 - NHS Communicators: In the eye of the storm

In this episode, you can hear the panel discussion from our session on NHS communications which heard reflections on high-profile situations and the key role communications has in shaping and delivering a response.

Chairing this session was Ross Wigham, deputy director of communications at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation trust and our communication leads network chair.

Our panel speakers are: Michael Carden, head of media and corporate communications at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, Emma Casteleijn, director of communications and engagement at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, Julie Treharne, head of communications and engagement at North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust and Dan Charlton, chief communications officer at Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

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Released: 22 October 2020

Episode 09 - Changing mindsets: Confronting white privilege in the NHS

In this episode we look back on our session focusing on confronting white privilege in the NHS.

The discussion is chaired by Raj Jain, chief executive at Salford Royal Foundation Trust and Pennine Acute Hospital Trust with speakers: Richard Mitchell, chief executive of University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, Roisin Fallon Williams, chief executive of Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust  and Patricia Miller, chief executive at Dorset County Hospital Foundation Trust.

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Released: 29 October 2020

Episode 10 - Digital Boards: What does a new era of digital leadership mean?

In this episode, we'll be sharing the panel discussion from our session on digital transformation in the NHS.

In this session, Public Digital, who we work closely with to produce our Digital Boards programme, sit beside leaders from Health Education England and NHSX along with two trusts, about the consequences of these new ways of working, and how trust leaders can build strong digital leadership within their organisations.


Our deputy chief executive Saffron Cordery chairs the panel, with speakers: Dr Navina Evans, chief executive at Health Education England, Andrew Greenway, Partner of Public Digital, Sam Allen, chief executive at North East and North Cumbria ICB and Chrishni Waring, Chair of Herefordshire and Worcestershire ICB.

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Released: 5 November 2020

Episode 11 - Mental Health: The impact of COVID-19

In this episode, you can hear a discussion from our Annual Conference on 8 October 2022 which looks at the impact of coronavirus and the wider socio-economic consequences of the UK’s response to the pandemic on mental health and wellbeing, the likely shape of demand for mental health services in the coming months and what the sector needs to be able to meet it.

Chairing this session is broadcaster Samira Ahmed, with panellists Professor Sir Simon Wessley, King’s College London regius professor of psychiatry, Angela Hillary, Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust chief executive, and Mark Brown, Social Spider development director.

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Released: 12 November 2020