Promoting a Diverse Healthcare Workforce: Tackling Discrimination & Ensuring Equality

Confirmed Speakers Include:

  • Eleanor Smith MP, MP for Wolverhampton South West
  • Ricky Somal, Head of Engagement, Health and Wellbeing, Diversity and Inclusion, Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
  • Morvia Gooden, Senior Programme Lead, NHS Leadership Academy
  • Tony Vickers-Byrne, Chief Adviser - Diversity and Inclusion and Staff Health and Wellbeing, Public Health England
  • Paul Deemer, Head of Diversity and Inclusion, NHS Employers
  • Sandy Zavery, Head of Equality and Human Rights, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trusts
  • Dr Sylvanus Bisong Effiom, Legal services/equality officer, Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 
  • Jagtar Singh OBE, NHS Trust Chairman & Diversity Consultant (event chair)
  • Further Speakers TBC


The healthcare workforce cares for a richly diverse population, and it is essential that providers across the country reflect this in their staffing. While different initiatives are already being taken, what more can healthcare organisations do to ensure they are offering a diverse service for patients and an inclusive & equal place of work for all employees?

Join us on the 31st of August to explore proactive measures your organisation can take to tackle discrimination and ensure equality as an inclusive place of work.  

Key Issues to be Addressed Include:

  • Achieving leadership buy-in and examining the role of HR and line managers in promoting a diverse healthcare workforce
  • Engaging hard to reach communities in your recruitment process
  • Managing and tackling unconscious bias
  • Identifying the reasons why certain groups leave & developing policies to address them
  • Creating an atmosphere where staff feel comfortable speaking up and responding appropriately
  • Ensuring boards and senior leadership represent the diversity of their workforce
  • Managing talent pipelines to promote people regardless of ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation or disability

The Event:

The event will be divided into sessions focusing upon:

  • Culture Change
  • Recruitment
  • Employee Retention
  • Promotion & Leadership


Participants will have the opportunity to engage with the expert panel throughout the day.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone with an interest in promoting a diverse healthcare workforce, including but not limited to HR & Equality Officers; Senior Managers & Directors; Governance & Legal Teams; Trustees; Staff Groups


For registration enquiries please | 0207 593 5657

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The event is CPD certified, and a certificate is available confirming your attendance.


Thursday 31st August 2017

11.00am - 3.30pm (including networking lunch)

Private Sector | 1 Place:£295  | 2+ Places:£245 each
Public Sector  | 1 Place: £245 | 2+ Places:£195 each

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