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June 2019

June 10, 2019

The Guardian reports that fewer women and people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds are being given key roles running NHS trusts, prompting claims that the health service is going backwards on diversity and inclusion. Research shows that the proportion of chairs and non-executive directors of NHS trusts in England who are from an ethnic minority has almost halved from 15% in 2010 to just 8% despite initiatives to improve BME representation in senior NHS roles. The findings are contained in a report by the NHS Confederation, which represents 85% of local health service bodies in England.

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