Interviews: Asking the wrong questions by Roger Kline

The NHS is awash with Action Plans to create more diverse recruitment and career progression and melt the snowy white peaks of the NHS which still symbolise the failure of the NHS to tackle race discrimination. Post Gorge Floyd, such efforts increased but I suggest progress will be glacial unless employers (and unions) pay more […]

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Workforce race discrimination adversely impacts patient care too by Roger Kline

There is, finally, a growing awareness of the impact of race discrimination on Black and Minority Ethnic patients. Not so well known is the impact of workforce race discrimination on patient care and safety. For leaders determined to improve the quality and safety of patient care, tackling workplace race discrimination is not an optional extra. We […]

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‘Merit’ and diversity are not alternatives by Roger Kline

Following on from the powerful blog “After the speeches…” that outlined actions needed to reduce discrimination, we are delighted to publish the final blog of a ten part blog series by Roger Kline with suggestions on how to tackle structural racism in the NHS. “BME representation on the Trust Board has been discussed and considered […]

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Any messages for the NHS from Priti Patel’s exoneration? by Roger Kline

Following on from the powerful blog “After the speeches…” that outlined actions needed to reduce discrimination, we are delighted to publish part nine of a ten part blog series by Roger Kline with suggestions on how to tackle structural racism in the NHS. Bullying in healthcare undermines patient care and safety making staff less willing […]

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It helps to know “why” before you do “what” by Roger Kline

Following on from the powerful blog “After the speeches…” that outlined actions needed to reduce discrimination, we are delighted to publish part eight of a ten part blog series by Roger Kline with suggestions on how to tackle structural racism in the NHS. In the Second Wave of COVID-19 the NHS is committed to avoid […]

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Diversity must be underpinned by inclusion and psychological safety by Roger Kline

Following on from the powerful blog “After the speeches…” that outlined actions needed to reduce discrimination, we are delighted to publish part seven of a ten part blog series by Roger Kline with suggestions on how to tackle structural racism in the NHS. In 2012 Google set out to answer a simple question “What makes […]

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More Plan than Action? by Roger Kline and Joy Warmington

Following on from the powerful blog “After the speeches…” that outlined actions needed to reduce discrimination, we are delighted to publish part six of a ten part blog series by Roger Kline with suggestions on how to tackle structural racism in the NHS. The NHS is currently awash with race equality Action Plans but many […]

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Healer heal thyself by Roger Kline

Following on from the powerful blog “After the speeches…” that outlined actions needed to reduce discrimination, we are delighted to publish part five of a ten part blog series by Roger Kline with suggestions on how to tackle structural racism in the NHS. Good leaders model the behaviours they expect of others. Those who set […]

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Time to change the paradigm by Roger Kline

Following on from the powerful blog “After the speeches…” that outlined actions needed to reduce discrimination, we are delighted to publish part four of a ten part blog series by Roger Kline with suggestions on how to tackle structural racism in the NHS. For decades NHS employers have largely assumed that having policies, procedures and […]

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Data and race discrimination: problem sensing or comfort seeking? by Roger Kline

Following on from the powerful blog “After the speeches…” that outlined actions needed to reduce discrimination, we are delighted to publish a ten part blog series by Roger Kline with suggestions on how to tackle structural racism in the NHS. “We know – intellectually – that confronting an issue is the only way to resolve […]

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