Helene Usherwood spoke with Hospital Times about the growing urgency to address structural diversity and inclusion in the NHS, with the ICS leadership drive a powerful opportunity to increase representation at the NHS’s most senior levels.
She says, “It’s first important to understand that diversity is not simply one thing – the term refers to a myriad of aspects that form an individual’s identity: gender, ethnicity, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, education, and more. There is therefore no ‘one size fits all’ prescription to increasing diversity in our sector’s leadership. Any health organisation working to improve their representation must first look at the demographics of the population they serve and assess which voices are not presently being heard.”
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