While 22% of the current NHS workforce comes from Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) groups, staff survey and Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) data continues to highlight barriers in terms of career progression, gaps in career opportunities and disparity in capability processes.
The Arden & GEM BME leadership development programme was born out of an ambition to ensure that all staff have the same opportunity, access and support – through equity within organisational processes and procedures – to progress within their careers.
Usman Malik, Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at Arden & GEM, explains more about the programme and how it has been successfully implemented at Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in an interview with People Management.
The case study is available in the latest issue (December 2022/January 2023) of People Management, which is free to access to members of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).
You can find out more about the BME leadership development programme here.