Women make up just 36 per cent of chief execs, 24 per cent of medical directors and 26 per cent of finance directors. In CCGs, just 26 per cent of lead GPs are women.
Supported by NHS Employers, the HSJ Women Leaders network is a community for senior and emerging female leaders in health and social care to celebrate their talents, and offer support and encouragement to bring about change in senior leadership. At the meeting Ed Smith, chair of NHS Improvement, offered to help HSJ Women Leaders drive the gender equality agenda in the NHS.
NHS Improvement chair pledges support to 50/50 leadership target
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