The workforce with strength in diversity
East London NHS Foundation Trust serves one of the most culturally diverse parts of the country, with half of its population made up of black and minority ethnic (BME) people and more than 100 languages spoken in the borough of Newham alone.
‘I’ve worked in London all my life, but the difference here is the extent of the diversity. It’s more mixed than anywhere else,’ says the trust’s director of nursing, Jonathan Warren, who was appointed in 2010.
East London NHS Foundation Trust director of nursing Jonathan Warren and deputy chief executive Navina EvansPicture credit: Tim George
Formed in 2000, East London NHS Foundation Trust (ELFT) brought together mental health services from three community trusts in Tower Hamlets, Newham, The City and Hackney to become a large specialist mental health trust. Since then, its remit has broadened to encompass community health. Its geographical area has...
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