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60 seconds with NHS England nursing programme lead Dawn Jarvis

‘I want to raise the profile of nursing as a top career choice for ​black and minority ethnic (BME) nurses, with a level playing field for development and progression,’ says NHS England programme lead Dawn Jarvis. 
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‘I want to raise the profile of nursing as a top career choice for black and minority ethnic (BME) nurses with a level playing field for development and progression,’ says NHS England programme lead Dawn Jarvis

Dawn Jarvis qualified as an enrolled nurse in 1987, converting to a registered nurse in 1993 and then a registered sick children’s nurse in 1995. She has held many clinical and managerial roles throughout her career as a children’s nurse, including lead nurse in a paediatric high dependency unit, paediatric service coordinator and service improvement lead and programme director for children’s and maternity services. Her current role is nursing programme lead for NHS England in London.

What are your main work responsibilities? I work with the Workforce Race Equality Standard implementation team and am currently

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