Everyone stands to gain from diversity in leadership
Posted 04 October 2017
To improve BME staff representation at senior level, the NHS must start by ensuring all staff feel part of the conversation, a recent conference heard
A lack of black and minority ethnic (BME) nurses in senior positions has long been an issue for the NHS. BME staff make up more than a third of Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) registrants, according to the regulator’s latest annual equality and diversity report, 2015-16, yet their representation in leadership roles is significantly lower than this.