This report explores the organisational barriers to black and minority ethnic (BME) staff rising to positions of authority and influence in the NHS in order to inform future developments.
Successful organisations have established a clear business case for diversity, which in turn forms a key element of their broader development and talent management strategy. Organisations seeking transformational change have used a broad range of approaches combined in coherent and focused programmes, which have been led from the top.
Focus on and commitment to diversity can lead to the realisation of clear benefits for staff, service users and the wider community. This study seeks to enable the NHS to realise more of these benefits.