NHS seeks feedback from BME cancer patients

NHS England Chief Executive Simon Stevens today issued an appeal for more black and ethnic minority (BME) patients to help improve cancer care by sharing their experiences. The annual National Cancer Patient Experience Survey shows that BME people who respond to the surveys, report a poorer experience of cancer care compared to white British patients. Speaking at the… Read More »

Royal Society Diversity Conference 2017

This fifth annual Royal Society Diversity Conference, focusing on ‘confidence and competence’ took place on Thursday 16th November 2017. Sir Venki Ramakrishnan, President of the Royal Society, gave a welcome address at the conference, in which he urged greater efforts to identify barriers to inclusivity and to breaking down those barriers. He said; “unless we can ensure that… Read More »

Pink Sky Academy launched during GEW 2017

The Pink Shoe Club, a networking club for leading women in Britain, launched the Pink Sky Academy during Global Entrepreneurship Week at the House of Lords on 15th November 2017. Hosted  by The Earl of Erroll, the Pink Shoe Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) 2017 event highlighted the importance of innovation and the contribution growing businesses make in driving… Read More »

Charities must do more to promote diversity

New research involving around 3,500 trustees shows boards are not reflective of the communities charities serve, with men outnumbering women two to one. It recommends that charities do more to promote diversity on their boards and encourage applications from women, young people and people from ethnic minority and socially diverse backgrounds. The report was commissioned by the Office… Read More »

PM’s new drive to end the gender pay gap

The Prime Minister today announced new drive to improve workplace equality – calling on more companies to report their gender pay gap and take action to close it. New figures published this week by the ONS show the UK’s overall gender pay gap rising marginally to 18.4%, but the gap for full-time workers falling to a record low… Read More »

Green Park BAME 100 2017 index launched

Green Park released the second annual BAME 100 Board Talent Index (2017) to celebrate the achievements of Britain’s ethnic minority leadership community. The index showcases BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) leaders, who have succeeded in the UK despite minorities remaining underrepresented in both Government and business. he Index is designed to complement the recommendations of The Parker… Read More »

Richard Pennycook appointed Lead NED at DfE

The Department for Education yesterday, (Monday 23 October), announced the appointment of Richard Pennycook to the Board as Lead Non-Executive Board Member. As the former CEO of The Co-Operative Group, Richard has first-hand experience in change management and staff engagement, and in creating a workplace driven by core values. The Secretary of State for Education, Justine Greening, has… Read More »

Recommendations of the Parker Review published

The Parker Review Committee, led by Sir John Parker, published its Final Report urging business leaders to improve the ethnic and cultural diversity of UK Boards to better reflect their employee base and the communities they serve. The report sets out achievable objectives and timescales to encourage greater diversity, and provides practical tools to support Board members of… Read More »

PM launches Race Disparity Audit results

The Prime Minister will challenge society to “explain or change” disparities in how people from different backgrounds are treated, as the government publishes the findings of a ground breaking audit of public services. Launching the new ‘Ethnicity Facts and Figures’ website today (Tuesday 10th October 2017), Theresa May hosted a discussion round the Cabinet Table involving key stakeholders… Read More »