Workshop: Inequality and Improving Diversity to support Allied Health Professions
Tuesday 27 August 2019, 10:30am - 03:30pm

Following publication of the NHS Workforce Race Equality Standard 2017 Data Analysis Report for NHS Trusts and the Interim NHS People Plan 2019; Thomas Kearney, Deputy Chief Allied Health Professions Officer, NHS England and NHS Improvement is inviting colleagues to participate in an Allied Health Professional specific workshop led by NHS England.  The aims of the workshop include improving the experience of all our staff, understanding AHP diversity, benefits and future ways we can support demand. 

The strategic workshop will be held on two dates in both the North and South of England, therefore please ensure to select the preferred date and venue you would like to attend.

27th August 2019 – Swindon
29 August 2019 – Leeds

Directors or leads of Allied Health Professions are recommended to attend.  The workshop events will:

  • Provide an overview of the NHS Workforce Race Equality Standard 2017 Data Analysis Report for NHS Trusts and the Interim NHS People Plan 2019, particularly in the context of the allied health professions.
  • Showcase replicable good practice examples to help induce continuous improvement on this agenda, including support to trusts in achieving the objectives set out in the reports.
  • Support the drafting of action plans to implement recommendations from these reports.

Participating in the workshop should challenge thinking and lead to the development of an environment of continuous improvement, inform recruitment strategies and benefits to staffing groups in the future.  As a result, trusts that express interest in attending a workshop should be committed to achieving the above.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Yvonne Coghill OBE, Director, NHS Workforce Race Equality Standard
  • Dr Habib Naqvi, Policy Lead, NHS Workforce Race Equality Standard
  • Thomas Kearney, Deputy Chief Allied Health Professions Officer, NHS England and NHS Improvement
Contact - Chief Allied Health Professions Officers team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Location Vygon (UK) Ltd, The Pierre Simonet Building, V Park, Gateway North, Swindon, SN25 4DL
Should you wish to attend, please nominate a representative by 12th July 2019.