Well done and congratulations Laura and well deserved.
Congratulations Caroline, well deserved
Once again everyone appears shocked at the figures that evidence the disproportionate treatment of BME staff in the NHS.
There is no point churning out all the data if nothing is going to be done to rectify the issue. All the WRES report does is provide even more data of which many BME staff have always been aware. The figures are getting increasing worse each time I hear them.
There needs to be a strategy put in place to tackle this widespread issue which is becoming endemic. If no one is held accountable or there are seemingly no repercussions than things will continue to get progressively worse. We are almost at crisis point, I look forward to hearing what strategy the NHS will put in place to rectify the situation before it get any worse.
We already have an NHS which has serious recruitment issues, large vacancies and sickness rates and disengaged staff which all has an impact on patient care.
BME Staff are a vital part of the NHS workforce. They deserve to be treated fairly and have equal opportunities to be trained, developed and progress in their careers. However, the fact, the NHS remains a "Snowy White Peak" with few NHS Trust taking the issue serious. I suggest they do what NELFT has done and develop a robust strategy to improve the experience of BME staff this will ultimately improve patient experience and patient outcomes.
Well done and congratulations to all the rising stars who demonstrate that the NHS has a bright future if we continue to nuture and celebrate the great nurses we have in our organisation
Congratulation & well done to President Elect Cecilia Anim who has tirelessly campaigned for nurses and nursing. The fact that she still practices as a nurse having direct contact with patients regularly as well as being an active frontline, visuable activist make Cecilia a powerful advocate. Cecilia is an amazing person who has excellent work ethic even in midst of caring for a child with learning difficulties. Cecilia will make an all round brilliant president