‘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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Belated recognition for amazing contribution to medical science by Evonne Hunt

It’s the end of September 2020 and my colleagues Leslieann Osborn, Director of Wellbeing and Community Engagement and Cintia Bailey, Senior Communications Manager, are suggesting activities to celebrate Black History Month in October.  We agree to hold a virtual Book Club and one of the suggested books is The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by […]

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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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Reframing imposter phenomenon by Rageshri Dhairyawan

“Imposter phenomenon” – the phenomenon of feelings of persistent self-doubt, or fear of being found out as a fraud – has attracted much attention in recent years. It encompasses a wide range of experiences and is said to be commonly experienced by healthcare professionals. Solutions to imposter phenomenon frequently emphasise ways in which individuals can […]

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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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