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Workforce diversity in health and social care: a London masterclass

On October 4th, Healthy London Partnership on behalf of the London Workforce Board will be hosting a masterclass on Workforce Diversity and Inclusion.

With the introduction of the NHS Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES), the release of the Interim Peoples Plan as well as a recent roundtable discussion, convened by Skills for Care, momentum of and around this area is building, but there’s still a long way to go.
Representation of Black and Ethnic minority (BME) staff at senior level remains poor and requires a greater London wide focus to ensure that there is representation across all levels and roles.

Healthy London Partnership believes that the composition of the Health and Social Care workforce in London should not only include the best range of talent, skill sets and experience, but it should also broadly reflect those who work in our organisations. This masterclass will be an opportunity to understand the matter from a London perspective, look at both the similarities and differences across these sectors, share best practice and encourage thought and action.

This event will be of particular interest to those who lead on health and/or social care workforce, including: London care home providers, London STPs and CCGs, NHS Trusts, London local authorities, Skills for Care, Skills for Health, Health Education England, NHS England & Improvement and the Greater London Authority.

Our speakers include John Brouder of NHS England/Improvement who will be giving our keynote speech; Munira Thobani, Executive Coach and board member of Skills for Care, who will be discussing how to address the lack of BME representation amongst senior leaders. Also presenting on the day will be Sophie Chester Glynn, Managing Director of Manor Community, in Bristol.

The masterclass will provide the opportunity to network with health and social care staff from across London as well as ask questions to the panel and speakers.

If you and your colleagues are interested in attending, you can get your ticket via Eventbrite here.