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Nurse leadership: a programme for black and ethnic minority staff

NHS England Midlands’ aspiring nurse and midwife leaders programme aims to improve representation of black and minority ethnic staff in senior roles

NHS England Midlands’ aspiring nurse and midwife leaders programme aims to improve representation of black and minority ethnic staff in senior roles

More than a fifth of NHS staff come from black or minority ethnic backgrounds, but Workforce Race Equality Standard data shows they are under-represented in senior positions; while 30% of band 5 staff are from ethnic minorities, only 16% of band 7s are, and just 9% of senior managers.

In the Midlands, a programme has been set up to support nurses and midwives from minority ethnic backgrounds. Here we look at how it works and what others can learn from it.

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