The FutureFocus Workforce: Equality, Diversity & Inclusion event with event partner Bright Horizons took place on Tuesday 14 September. We were delighted to welcome Professor Anton Emmanuel as our keynote speaker. Anton is Lead of the Workforce Race Equality Standard, NHS England and NHS Improvement and Interim joint Director of Equality, Diversity & Inclusion, NHS England and NHS Improvement. He is Professor and Consultant NeuroGastroenterologist UCL, UCLH & NHNN, Medical Director of Publishing, Royal College of Physicians and Editor-in-Chief Clinical Medicine and Commentary. Huge thanks to all our speakers including Ricky Somal, Deputy Director of OD and Inclusion, Isle of Wight NHS Foundation Trust who chaired the event for HPMA.

HPMA FutureFocus Workforce: EDI Event Tuesday 14 September

Watch the event on catch up below

Presentation slides: Rachael Tyler and Cheryl Samuels

Presentation slides: HPMA 14th September 2021 final

Break out 1 – Sharing success  – chaired by Jog Hundle, Partner, Mills & Reeve LLP

Anti-racist toolkit from UHMB  – UHMB Anti-Racist Toolkit

Programme

Chair’s opening remarks
Ricky Somal, Deputy Director of OD and Inclusion, Isle of Wight NHS Foundation Trust

Delivering a diverse and inclusive HR and OD community in the NHS
Cheryl Samuels, Deputy Director of Workforce Transformation at NHS England and Rachael Tyler, Development Director, HPMA London Academy

Building leadership for inclusion
Professor Anton Emmanuel, Lead of the Workforce Race Equality Standard, NHS England and NHS Improvement and Interim joint Director of Equality, Diversity & Inclusion, NHS England and NHS Improvement

The role of childcare and family supports for an inclusive employer
Jennifer Liston-Smith, Head of Thought Leadership, Bright Horizons – Event partner

Panel – Leading equality, diversity and inclusion

Breakouts

Breakout 1: Sharing success – HPMA Awards 2021 – our finalists, chaired by Jog Hundle, Partner, Mills & Reeve LLP

Towards Inclusion at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust: Karmini Mcann, Head of Culture Transformation, People & OD,and Hannah Chandisingh, Race Equality Transformation Lead, University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust

Delivering on Diversity: Achieving a major shift in our Culture of Race Inclusion: Amina Begum, Lead, Equality Network for Race Inclusion and Cultural Heritage, and Lesley Faux, Diversity and Inclusion Lead, North Staffordshire Combined Health Care NHS Trust

HUTH Base Camp: Towards becoming a fully Inclusive Hospital: Lucy Vere, Head of Learning and Organisational Development, Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Breakout 2: Talent management and improving career progression for disabled people
Haseeb Ahmad, Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust

Breakout 3: Improving the experience of our trans and non-binary community
Joanne Lockwood, Diversity & Inclusion & Belonging Consultant/Transgender Awareness specialist and Founder and CEO of SEE Change Happen.

More about our FutureFocus: Equality, diversity & inclusion event partner:

Bright Horizons is dedicated to providing the best in class work+family solutions. Alongside the provision of great childcare solutions, today we are dedicated to supporting employers enable the holistic combination of work and family; ensuring their working parents and carers are amongst the most engaged and productive members of any team.

The business now globally encompasses approximately 1,100 nurseries, over 10,000 emergency childcare and back-up care providers and works with more than 1,150 of the world’s leading employers providing a full range of work and family support. Our bespoke services address the practical, wellbeing and cultural needs of organisations and individuals.

With operations in the US, UK, India and the Netherlands, we specialise in supporting multi-national clients. We have a strong commitment to corporate sustainability, which we approach through our Bright Horizons Foundation for Children. We act as a trusted partner, provider and advisor on strategies for combining work+family. This plays a key part in attracting, engaging and retaining clients’ talented employees.

https://solutions.brighthorizons.co.uk

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