NHS drive for diversity in key roles ‘going backwards’

Study finds fewer woman and BME people in key jobs at NHS trusts, despite initiatives to improve representation

Fewer women and people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds are being given key roles running NHS trusts, prompting claims that the health service is going backwards on diversity and inclusion.

The proportion of chairs and non-executive directors of NHS trusts in England who are from an ethnic minority has almost halved from 15% in 2010 to just 8%, research shows.

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