We are a week into Black History Month and across the NHS, and wider UK, there are various events to celebrate Black History. Whether or not you identify as Black, these events are a great chance to learn about and to recognise the great achievements of past Black leaders and communities: it is through reflecting on the past that we can move forward to a stronger future. The theme for Black History month 2022 is “Time for Change: Action not Words”
Addressing discrimination and disparity is essential, unfortunately, discrimination leads to talent being wasted and poor staff experience leads to poorer outcomes for patients and communities, so it is vital tackling this issue is at the forefront of every NHS organisation.
Organisations are encouraged to run their own local campaign to not only celebrate the achievements of BME staff, but also to educate, raise awareness and help create a more inclusive culture.
A link to resources and opportunities to get involved can be found here