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NHS must do more to tackle white male dominance of leadership roles, Labour Party says

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i4610 (Published 22 August 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i4610
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. BMJ Careers

White men still dominate senior leadership positions in the NHS in England, an investigation by the Labour Party’s health team has found.1

Through a freedom of information request Labour found that only 2% of chairs of NHS trusts came from a black, Asian, or other ethnic minority background and that less than a third (28%) were women. Labour said that its findings showed that the NHS “has a long way to go before the boards of acute and ambulance trusts are anywhere …

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