The People Directorate at NHS England and NHS Improvement are pleased to invite you to ‘Race Ahead - NHS Big Conversation on Race’ during October. Race Ahead will be a series of conversations and panel discussions on Wednesday 6 and Tuesdays 12, 19 and 26 October, from 10am to 1pm focused on the specific actions we can all take to improve the outcomes and experiences of our staff.
October is Black History Month in the UK, and as the NHS is the largest employer of people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds in the country and across Europe, the objective of Race Ahead will be to tackle the workplace discrimination that some of our staff continue to face.
The themes of the sessions are:
- Wednesday 6 October - Zero tolerance for racism: supporting a diverse workforce to deliver for patients
- Tuesday 12 October - Leadership that makes a difference: positively transforming the culture of the NHS through leadership
- Tuesday 19 October - Improving health and wellbeing for all staff by reflecting on their lived experience
- Tuesday 26 October - Strategic approaches to achieving racial equality
You can register to attend using the NHS England events page. In the coming days, more information, including the agenda, how to join and speakers will be available on the webpage. You can also follow #NHSRaceAhead, #OurNHSPeople, @people_nhs, @WRES_team or your NHS England regional twitter account to stay up to date.
We look forward to seeing you as we continue to tackle the inequalities of today, for a better NHS tomorrow. All colleagues, whether substantively employed, bank or agency staff are welcome.