October is Black History Month

Play your part in marking it…

Once again, October is Black History Month, with a range of events taking place across the country.

This year the campaign focuses on Proud to Be, encouraging everyone to share on social media their own stories and views on what makes them proud.

Now in its 34th year, the annual event has a renewed focus on black British resistance to racism and celebrates key figures who have made substantial contributions to the country.

As the largest employer of people from black and ethnic minority backgrounds in the country and across Europe, the NHS is working to tackle the workplace discrimination many of our colleagues continue to face.

As part of this it is holding a series of events during Black History Month to get people talking.

There are three sessions as part of the ‘Race Ahead – NHS Big Conversation on Race’ which are panel and discussion-based groups.

The themes of the sessions are:

  • Leadership that makes a difference: positively transforming the culture of the NHS through leadership – Tuesday 12 October, 10am to 1pm
  • Improving health and wellbeing for all staff by reflecting on their lived experience – Tuesday 19 October, 10am to 1pm
  • Strategic approaches to achieving racial equality – Tuesday 26 October, 10am to 1pm

Book your place on the NHS England events page.

More information, including the agenda, how to join and speakers will soon be available on the web page.

You can also follow #NHSRaceAhead, Our NHS People, NHS Workforce Race Equality Standard and NHS East of England to stay up to date.

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