WINNER: West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership – Ambition to Action: Increasing Our Leadership Diversity

The organisers said: “Our relentless focus on increasing the diversity of our leadership to better serve our communities in West Yorkshire has proceeded at pace during the pandemic, with delivery of a senior leadership programme, senior appointments having a BAME interview panel member, bespoke communications campaigns and health and wellbeing resources, and BAME colleagues embedded in decision-making structures.”

The BAME network members ensure learning is reflected in local plans, and ideas for scale and spread are fed into the partnership. This is leading to powerful and visible improvements in decision making, feelings of belonging and development of future senior leaders, says the partnership.

Read a detailed case study about this project on HSJ Solutions.


South West London CCG (Croydon), Croydon Council, Croydon Health Services Trust, South London and Maudsley Trust, Age UK Croydon and Croydon GP Collaborative  One Croydon Alliance


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