Key Points
  • Developing an NHS workforce that is representative of the population it serves to improve patients care, safety and overall satisfaction with the health service
  • Reducing gender and ethnicity pay gaps and key hurdles to overcome
  • Improving diversity in senior leadership roles, developing a sustainable talent pipeline and improving workplace cultures to support inclusion
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Overview

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Tony Vickers-Byrne, Chief Advisor for HR Practice, CIPD
  • Paul Deemer, Head of Diversity and Inclusion, NHS Employers
  • Professor Dame Jane Dacre, Lead, Independent Review Gender Pay Gap in Medicine
  • Dr Habib Naqvi MBE, Deputy Director - NHS Workforce Race Equality Standard, NHS England
  • Tracie Jolliff, Director of Inclusion, NHS Leadership Academy, and Senior Guiding Group Member, Health & Care Women Leaders Network
  • Lydia Warren, Co-Chair, BartsAbility Group, Barts Health NHS Trust
  • Samantha Ming, Co-Chair, BartsAbility Group, Barts Health NHS Trust
  • Harjit Bansal, Equality and Diversity Manager, North East London Foundation Trusts
  • Danielle Oum, Chair, Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust and Co-Chair, BME Leadership Network, NHS Confederation

    Westminster Insight’s NHS Diversity and Inclusion Forum showcases the latest examples of how to make a real difference at work. Looking at improving recruitment practices to creating inclusive cultures and developing diverse talent pipelines, vital work is being done to ensure that different groups and all protected characteristics are represented, cherished and retained in a diverse NHS workforce.

    The NHS is a leading light of talent for people from all communities and backgrounds, with diversity levels far in excess of the national average. Goals to eliminate the ethnicity pay gap have been announced, with black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) representation in senior leadership to match that across the rest of the NHS by 2028. This year saw the launch of the new NHS Workforce Disability Equality Standard (WDES).

    However, there is still a long way to go, with a recent report by the NHS Confederation demonstrating that the number of women and people from ethnic minority backgrounds being given senior roles in running NHS trusts is actually in reverse.

    Join us to hear updates from leading experts from across health and social care organisations to understand what initiatives are working, and benefit from case studies about how to practically implement diversity and inclusion programmes on the ground.

    Attend to understand how the NHS can put equality, diversity and inclusion at the heart of everything we do to ensure that the NHS truly represents our diverse patient population now and into the future.

Agenda
Start

08:30 - 09:00
Registration, Tea and Coffee

 

09:00 - 09:10
Chair's Opening Remarks

 

Speakers

Paul Deemer Head of Diversity and Inclusion, NHS Employers

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09:10 - 09:30
Keynote Address: Diversity and Inclusion Progress to Date and Next Steps

 
  • Key challenges to overcome to improve diversity in senior leadership roles
  • Embedding levers and accountability to help facilitate continuous improvements in equality in and diversity
  • Mainstreaming equality and diversity into the new healthcare architecture
  • What the NHS can learn from other organisations

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Tony Vickers-Byrne Chief Advisor for HR Practice, CIPD

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09:30 - 09:50
The Gender Pay Gap in Medicine Review

 
  • Results of the review
  • Identifying the impact of cultural, practical and psychological issues contributing to the gender pay gap
  • Understanding the underlying causes of the gender pay gap
  • Key recommendations to reduce the gap

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Professor Dame Jane Dacre Lead, Independent Review, Gender Pay Gap in Medicine

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09:50 - 10:00
Questions and Discussion

 

10:00 - 10:20
Race Equality Across the NHS

 
  • The annual workforce Race Equality Standard
  • Ethnicity pay reporting - findings to date and next steps
  • Improving the level of BAME representations in senior leadership roles
  • Implementing the 5 calls to action of the Race at Work Charter

Speakers

Dr Habib Naqvi MBE Deputy Director - NHS Workforce Race Equality Standard, NHS England

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10:20 - 10:40
Developing Inclusive NHS Leadership

 
  • Addressing underrepresentation at senior levels
  • Building inclusive leadership behaviours
  • Setting targets and sharing responsibility for achieving them with leaders
  • Supporting the future pipeline of inclusive NHS leaders

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Catherine Loftus Senior Programme Lead, NHS Leadership Academy

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10:40 - 10:50
Questions and Discussion

 

10:50 - 11:10
Networking Tea and Coffee Break

 

11:10 - 11:30
Implementing the NHS Workforce Disability Equality Standard (WDES)

 
  • Raising disability awareness and encouraging disclosure around disability status'
  • Attracting and retaining talented disabled people
  • Workplace adjustments and support to enable disabled employees to fulfil their potential
  • Bringing the NHS WDES to life for people with hidden disabilities

Speakers

Lydia Warren Co-Chair, BartsAbility Group, Barts Health NHS Trust

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Samantha Ming Co-Chair, BartsAbility Group, Barts Health NHS Trust

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11:30 - 11:40
Questions and Discussion

 

11:40 - 12:00
Monitoring Patient and Staff Diversity

 
  • Tackling lack of compliance with monitoring
  • Improving disclosure rates
  • Getting buy-in from the top for equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Developing systems to record and report on the nine protected characteristics
  • Measuring and sustaining improvement

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Harjit Bansal Equality and Diversity Manager, North East London Foundation Trusts

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12:00 - 12:10
Questions and Discussion

 

12:10 - 12:50
Panel Discussion: Supporting Diversity in the Workplace

 
  • Examples of impactful initiatives to create inclusive working environments
  • Tackling harassment and bullying and developing respect and inclusion training
  • Making equality the responsibility of all managers
  • Developing diverse employee networks

Speakers

Tracie Jolliff Director of Inclusion, NHS Leadership Academy, and Senior Guiding Group Member, Health & Care Women Leaders Network

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Danielle Onum Chair, Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust and Co-Chair, BME Leadership Network, NHS Confederation

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Rawle Ragoobar Deputy Trust Lead- Staff Support and Staff Governor South London, Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

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Catherine Loftus Senior Programme Lead, NHS Leadership Academy

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12:50 - 12:50
Chair's Closing Remarks and Close of Forum

 

End

Speakers

Harjit Bansal Equality and Diversity Manager, North East London Foundation Trusts

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Professor Dame Jane Dacre Lead, Independent Review, Gender Pay Gap in Medicine

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Paul Deemer Head of Diversity and Inclusion, NHS Employers

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Tracie Jolliff Director of Inclusion, NHS Leadership Academy, and Senior Guiding Group Member, Health & Care Women Leaders Network

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Catherine Loftus Senior Programme Lead, NHS Leadership Academy

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Samantha Ming Co-Chair, BartsAbility Group, Barts Health NHS Trust

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Dr Habib Naqvi MBE Deputy Director - NHS Workforce Race Equality Standard, NHS England

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Danielle Onum Chair, Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust and Co-Chair, BME Leadership Network, NHS Confederation

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Rawle Ragoobar Deputy Trust Lead- Staff Support and Staff Governor South London, Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

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Tony Vickers-Byrne Chief Advisor for HR Practice, CIPD

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Lydia Warren Co-Chair, BartsAbility Group, Barts Health NHS Trust

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Venue details

Central London


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