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Building Leadership For Inclusion

Across health and care, the workforce is increasingly diverse. For example, nearly 20% of the 1.3 million people that work in the NHS are from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds and 77% of the NHS workforce are women. Yet this diversity is significantly underrepresented in senior leadership roles.

Barriers also exist for both disabled employees and LGBT+ staff for whom workplace attitudes and cultures constitute significant obstacles to progress. There are, of course, other groups of people with protected characteristics defined within the Equalities Act 2010, as: age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex and sexual orientation, who find themselves in similar positions.

Recent reports by the King’s Fund and yearly NHS staff surveys, highlight that bullying, harassment and discrimination is still the daily norm for many staff with protected characteristics in the NHS.

The persistent discrimination described above is not acceptable, and therefore change is now a pressing requirement.

The Building Leadership for Inclusion vision is to radically challenge and transform leadership cultures across NHS funded services, shifting existing leadership approaches, attitudes and behaviours in order to place inclusion and equality at the very heart of how ‘good leadership’ is defined across health and care systems in England.

This work involves all key stakeholders across health and care systems to promote and facilitate compassionate, inclusive and effective leadership at all levels, ensuring that all staff, particularly those with protected characteristics under the Equality Act, feel safe, empowered, valued and able to express themselves, and to deliver effective, compassionate health care to people from all backgrounds.

So how can you help?

Senior Influencers Groups have been established with the aim of  drawing together individuals with protected characteristics who are in positions of influence and leadership across the healthcare system. These groups will lead change, and ensure that the voices of those who are most negatively affected by discrimination and exclusion are situated at the centre Building Leadership for Inclusion programme of work and its emergent strategies for change. There are four groups representing the four protected characteristics in the initial phase of the programme of work.

  • Senior BAME Influencers
  • Senior Disability Influencers
  • Senior LGBT+ Influencers
  • Senior Women Influencers

Membership of these groups will be drawn from leaders across the health and care system and each group will work to develop a work plan aligned to the strategic aims. Members will have a responsibility to engage with the wider workforce at all levels within their own organisations and systems, to ensure that the proposals and recommendations they put forward are representative of the people whose voices need to be heard.

If you are interested in taking part in any of the groups please email blfi.nla@hee.nhs.uk - dates can be found below:

Key: 

SWIG - Senior Women Influencers

SDIG -  Senior Disability Influencers

SBAMEIG - Senior BAME Influencers

SLGBY+IG - Senior LGBT+ Influencers

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Bulletin - Summer 2017 edition

The latest EMLA news and features in our quarterly magazine

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Bulletin - Winter/Spring 2017 edition

The latest EMLA news and features in our quarterly magazine.

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Case studies booklet

Read people's experiences of our programmes.

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Developing Future Leaders Session - Invite

 Are you a programme or placement manager? Want to share best practice on leading graduates? Attend one of our sessions...

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Developing NHS Talent in the East Midlands

EMLA's 2016 report on talent managment in the East Midlands.

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Finance for Clinicians Event - Exeter 09.10.18

Event aimed at clinicians with minimal NHS finance knowledge.  Topics covered are Introduction to NHS Finance, Introduction to Costing, How the Money Flows, The Financial Impact of Clinical Decisions, The importance of collaborative working, Intro to GIRFT and NHS Payment Systems.

For further information about this event or to book a place, please contact futurefocusedfinance@nhs.net

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Finance for Clinicians Event - Manchester 22.01.19

Events aimed at clinicians with minimal NHS finance knowledge.  Topics covered are Introduction to NHS Finance, Introduction to Costing, How the Money Flows, The Financial Impact of Clinical Decisions, The importance of collaborative working, Intro to GIRFT and NHS Payment Systems.

For further information about this event or to book a place, please contact futurefocusedfinance@nhs.net

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Finance for Clinicians Event London 20.11.18

Events aimed at clinicians with minimal NHS finance knowledge.  Topics covered are Introduction to NHS Finance, Introduction to Costing, How the Money Flows, The Financial Impact of Clinical Decisions, The importance of collaborative working, Intro to GIRFT and NHS Payment Systems.

For further information about this event or to book a place, please contact futurefocusedfinance@nhs.net

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Future-Focused Finance (FFF) Development Day for Finance Staff and Clinicians

Free to attend event on 18.09.18 in Birmingham for Finance staff and clinicians providing an opportunity to hear about success stories of close partnering in organisations and provide top tips of being ‘the FACE of Finance’ in your organisation.

For further information about this event or to book a place, please contact futurefocusedfinance@nhs.net

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Health and Care Strategic System Leadership Programme

More about the programme and application process.

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Programme overview 2017/18

This handy fold-out resource gives an overview of EMLA's programme offers for 2017/18

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Triumvirate Flyer

How can this innovative Primary care programme lead you to better CQC ratings?

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