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Arrested career development: a tool to tackle barriers faced by BAME staff

A senior manager’s new model can help employers to support career progression

A senior manager’s new model can help employers to support career progression

Part of the EPIC model involves one-to-one mentoring sessions that can help staff work through the psychological effects of arrested career development. Picture: iStock

As a senior manager in the NHS, I provide practical support to colleagues and peers to help them navigate recruitment processes.

My mission is to transform how healthcare providers support the career development of black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) nurses and other healthcare professionals, with the aim of all employers having a dedicated career development service for their BAME workforce.

BAME healthcare staff are significantly under-represented in senior roles

Through personal experience and by talking to colleagues, I was aware of the barriers

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