Everyone stands to gain from diversity in leadership
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.
Nursing Standard. 32, 6, 12-13. doi: 10.7748/ns.32.6.12.s13