Key Points
  • You will hear from leading NHS Trusts on how to improve equality, diversity, and inclusion to create a sense of belonging for all NHS employees
  • We will explore how to implement data tracking, reporting, and transparency around targets to help improve equality, diversity and inclusion in the NHS
  • Creating diverse NHS leadership to ensure they better reflect the communities they serve
  • Ensuring a zero-tolerance policy towards bullying and harassment to support staff
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Overview
Confirmed Speakers:
    • Rob Webster CBE, Chief Executive, South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust & Member, NHS Equality and Diversity Council
      • Marie Gabriel CBE, Chair, NHS Race and Health Observatory & Chair, London’s People Board
        • Paul Deemer, Director of Diversity Equality and Inclusion, NHS Employers
          • Ifti Majid, Chief Executive, Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and Co-Chair, NHS Confederation’s BME Leadership Network
            • Professor Dame Jane Dacre, President, Royal College of Physicians & Chair, The Independent Review into Gender Pay Gaps in Medicine
              • Funmi Onamusi, Director of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI), King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
                • Soomitra Kawal, Equality and Diversity Advisor, Cambridgeshire & Peterborough CCG
                  • Alice Sorby, Employment Relations Advisor, Royal College of Midwives and NHS Staff Council Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Sub-Group


                • Join Westminster Insight’s NHS Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Digital Conference where you will explore how to cultivate cultural change to ensure staff have a sense of belonging. You will hear from members of the Equality and Diversity Council on utilising staff networks, language and inclusive recruitment practices.

                  Marie Gabriel CBE, Chair, NHS Race and Health Observatory will share how to create staff policies and campaigns that help to empower employees and develop an inclusive culture.

                  You will explore how creating sustainable leadership opportunities for underrepresented groups can enable NHS trusts to champion all patient’s needs. Improving equality across the NHS, we will consider the importance of understanding intersectionality and how to address inequalities that have been exasperated by the pandemic.

                  Our event will focus on first-hand experiences, the impact of the pandemic on inclusion and how to improve equality and diversity across the NHS. Attend to understand how the NHS can put equality, diversity and inclusion at the heart of strategy to ensure that the NHS and its leadership are representative of our diverse patient population.


Agenda
Start

09:00 - 09:15
Chair’s Opening Remarks

 

09:15 - 09:45
Keynote Address: Improving Inclusion across the NHS - Regaining Momentum Post COVID-19

 
  • Addressing the different experiences of the NHS workforce during the pandemic including people from ethnic minority backgrounds, parents and people with underlying health conditions
  • Placing diversity, equality and inclusion at the heart of the NHS to ensure all employees feel valued
  • Creating EDI strategies on both a national and local level to help build cultural change across the NHS
09:35 - 09:45 Questions and Discussion 

Speakers

Paul Deemer Head of Diversity and Inclusion, NHS Employers

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09:45 - 10:30
Panel Discussion: Building a Sense of Belonging and Cultivating Cultural Change in the NHS

 
  • Utilising inclusive recruitment practices to help build a diverse and reflective talent pool
  • Building staff networks including allies and champions to help foster an inclusive culture
  • Implementing a zero-tolerance policy towards bullying and harassment to support staff
  • Ensuring language used in staff policies and campaigns helps to empower employees and create a sense of belonging

Speakers

Rob Webster CBE Chief Executive, South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

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Marie Gabriel CBE Chair, NHS Race and Health Observatory

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10:30 - 11:00
Break

 

11:00 - 12:00
Panel Discussion - Ensuring Diverse NHS Leadership to Enhance Staff Engagement

 
  • Building balanced boards and senior leadership teams drawn from diverse backgrounds to ensure they are representative of the communities they serve   
  • Creating sustainable leadership opportunities, starting from the top to establish NHS trusts that can champion patients needs
  • Offering opportunities to talented underrepresented individuals to support their career pathways including the NHS Leadership Academy

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Ifti Majid Chief Executive Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

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12:00 - 12:50
Panel Discussion: Improving Equality in the NHS: Data, Gender Pay Gap and Intersectionality

 
  • Identifying the impact of cultural, practical and psychological issues contributing to the gender pay gap and how to reduce the medicine pay gap
  • Implementing data tracking, reporting, and transparency around targets to help improve equality, diversity and inclusion in the NHS
  • Getting buy-in from the top to promote diversity and inclusion to help create long term and sustainable improvements towards achieving equality
  • Considering intersectionality and how to address inequalities that have been exasperated by the pandemic 

Speakers

Soomitra Kawal OD & HR Lead (Equality and Diversity), Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group

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Alice Sorby Employment Relations Advisor, Royal College of Midwives and NHS Staff Council Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Sub-Group

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Professor Dame Jane Dacre Lead, Independent Review, Gender Pay Gap in Medicine

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12:50 - 13:00
Chair’s Closing Remarks

 

End

Speakers

Marie Gabriel CBE Chair, NHS Race and Health Observatory

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Alice Sorby Employment Relations Advisor, Royal College of Midwives and NHS Staff Council Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Sub-Group

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Rob Webster CBE Chief Executive, South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

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Ifti Majid Chief Executive Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

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Tracie Joliff Director of Inclusion, NHS Leadership Academy

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Soomitra Kawal OD & HR Lead (Equality and Diversity), Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group

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Professor Dame Jane Dacre Lead, Independent Review, Gender Pay Gap in Medicine

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Paul Deemer Head of Diversity and Inclusion, NHS Employers

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Venue details

Digital Event Broadcast Live


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