18 / 01 / 2010
Leadership and the potential impact it can have on organisational performance and patient experience is at the forefront of the NHS agenda.
The final report of the NHS Next Stage Review emphasises the need for high-quality leadership at all levels within organisations. There is also growing evidence that senior leaders have a crucial role in the design and success of service delivery and employment, to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse population.
Alongside this, the NHS Constitution outlines the expected behaviours and values for all NHS organisations, making the links between personalised care and equality. Boards must be able to demonstrate that they have considered the NHS Constitution in all their decisions.
This Briefing brings together evidence from within the NHS and externally to support leaders in using their roles to embed diversity in
their organisations, responding to both the legal and broader equality requirements for the NHS.