Don’t believe the assertion that diversity on NHS boards is declining, writes WRES director
Too few nurses from black and minority ethnic backgrounds receive awards for their efforts, perhaps because so few are nominated by colleagues. Winning an award boosts confidence and self-esteem and is good for career development, so show your appreciation for a colleague and nominate them for an RCNi award, says Yvonne Coghill
Simone Williams, one of the first nurses on the scene at the Grenfell Tower fire, worked through the night to help those affected. Her selflessness, kindness and caring are an inspiration to us all, says Yvonne Coghill.
Data collected under the Workforce Race Equality Standard proved that BME staff have a worse experience in the NHS than their white colleagues. Now the standard is entering a new phase, focused on helping organisations to implement change
A footballer earns £537,000 a week while nurses go to food banks and do extra shifts just to make ends meet. What kind of world do we live in, asks Yvonne Coghill.
Demonstrable leadership, an effective communications strategy and celebrating your successes are essential to embedding inclusion and equality in NHS organisations, says NHS England's Yvonne Coghill.
We still have a long way to go to achieve a fair and equitable system for all NHS nurses and midwives, but data from the second Workforce Race Equality Standard report shows we are moving in the right direction, says Yvonne Coghill.
The Workforce Race Equality Standard has raised awareness of inequality in the NHS, with robust action plans in place to make changes for the better, says Yvonne Coghill.
As US President Barack Obama prepares to leave the White House, Yvonne Coghill’s thoughts turn to the great leaders of the NHS who try to deliver the best possible care to patients every day.
Resilience, drive and energy are essential traits for people in leadership positions in the NHS, especially for those from black and minority ethnic backgrounds, says Yvonne Coghill.
As we celebrate Black History Month, let's make positive changes and help shape the diverse NHS workforce of the future, says Yvonne Coghill.
First statue of a black woman in England