Joan Saddler OBE is director of equality and partnerships at the NHS Confederation and co-facilitator of the organisation’s BME Leadership Network.
Protecting NHS Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion roles is crucial to preserving the NHS’s founding principles and ensuring equitable, high-quality care for all, writes Joan Saddler
To strengthen board diversity in the NHS, there must be commitment from the top, starting with national commitment and NHS boards, and public transparency is imperative, writes Joan Saddler
We must heed the imperative to develop and deliver meaningful race equality strategies and plans by investing in achieving WRES data improvement targets, resourcing organisational leadership programmes and stepping up opportunities for BME staff. By Joan Saddler
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The NHS Confederation’s BME Leadership Network suggests in a new briefing, a suite of actions that health and care organisations could take to safeguard BME people, including BME professionals on the front line, notes Joan Saddler
A recently released research report says that boards of NHS organisation have become less diverse over the last 15 years, which needs to be addressed urgently, notes Joan Saddler
Nick Carver and Joan Saddler give an overview of two recently held podcasts that featured an expert panel discussing inclusiveness in the health service