Dr Habib Naqvi
Dr Habib Naqvi is chief executive of the NHS Race and Health Observatory.
Habib has a background in equality and diversity policy, public health, and health psychology. He is the policy lead for the NHS Workforce Race Equality Standard and is leading on the inclusion of the WRES within national policy levers.
Before joining NHS England in 2013, Habib worked on the development of national equality and diversity policy at the Department of Health, where he led on the development of the Equality Delivery System for the NHS and took the lead for coordinating the health sector’s response to the Ministerial review of the Equality Duty.
He has experience in academia and research, including holding a strong portfolio of healthcare research.
Habib was awarded an MBE in the 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to equality and diversity in the NHS.
In an ideal world, there would be no need for a Top 50 Black, Asian and minority ethnic power list. Our health and care system would be representative of our diverse communities at all levels – including within its leadership. Sadly, that is not the case. The latest HSJ100 detailing ...
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Habib Naqvi and Owen Chinembiri highlight the developments made by the NHS Race and Health Observatory since its inception a year ago
The NHS has made progress in diversifying its leadership in a way that should be celebrated – while recognising that this is by no means ‘mission accomplished’, writes Dr Habib Naqvi
Work to address health inequalities, including ethnic health inequalities, should be elevated to a ‘must do’ rather than a ‘nice to have’, write Habib Naqvi and Richard Murray
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Dr Habib Naqvi and Yvonne Coghill ask NHS organisations to fastrack implementation of WRES for recognising improvements in workplace race equality.
Many NHS trusts are beginning to implement the WRES with an open mind and an honest heart, yet much more work is still needed to shift the dial on workforce race inequality. Writes Habib Naqvi.
Michael West, Habib Naqvi and Yvonne Coghill outline measures to implement the values of compassion and inclusion across the whole of the NHS
Over a fifth of the NHS workforce are from non-white backgrounds, yet they suffer consistently worse workplace experiences
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How the NHS can help create a fairer society