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NHS launches scheme to encourage diversity in top management posts

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39371.434803.DB (Published 18 October 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:795
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. London

    A new scheme to spot talented black and minority ethnic workers in the NHS and give them the opportunity to work at director level for 18 months was launched this week.

    The “national breaking through top talent programme,” part of the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement, aims to develop senior black and minority ethnic staff and help them break through the glass ceiling.

    There are 193 000 NHS employees from black and minority ethnic backgrounds, but less than 2% work at an executive director level or higher.

    Cynthia Bower, chief executive …

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