The snowy white peaks of the NHS: discrimination in governance and leadership

Publisher: Middlesex University
Author: Kline, Roger
Published date: 10th Apr 2014

A study published on April 10, 2014 by Middlesex University, London. Titled the “Snowy White Peaks” of the NHS, it is the result of a survey of discrimination in governance and leadership in the health service, with a focus on London. It also looks at the potential impact on patient care. The NHS recruitment process has been shown to disproportionately favour White applicants, and in addition, previous research has highlighted the absence of BME people on Boards and at senior management level. The report considers the gap between the diversity apparent in the workforce and the local population, and that visible among Trust leaderships and senior management. That gap is then considered in the light of growing evidence about the impact of staff and Board diversity on the effectiveness of healthcare provision and the patient experience. The under-representation of women is also considered.

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