Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) Anti-racist Practice in Nursing and Midwifery
Over the past year, the NHS Confederation Equality Diversity and Inclusion team and their BME Leadership Network has worked closely with the Deputy CNO & Chief Midwifery Officer (CMidO) Ethnic Minority Action Plan Steering Group, and the Nursing and Midwifery Council to deliver the CNO Anti-racist Practice in Nursing and Midwifery project.
As a part of the CNO Anti-racist Practice in Nursing and Midwifery project, the Tackling Inequalities and Discrimination Experiences in health Services (TIDES) team were commissioned to assist in the development of an anti-racist practice resource to support Black and other racially minoritised nurses and midwives. This included completing a rapid synthesis review of research, policy recommendations and examples from healthcare practice to support the development of effective anti-racist practice that can help improve the experiences and outcomes of Black and other racial minoritised nurses and midwives in the NHS.
The summary of the review and the full review can be accessed by clicking the links below;
Developing anti-racist practice to support Black and other racial minority nurses and midwives within the NHS: a rapid qualitative evidence synthesis summary
Developing anti-racist practice to support Black and other racial minority nurses and midwifes within the NHS: a rapid qualitative evidence synthesis full report
The ‘Combatting racial discrimination against minority ethnic nurses, midwives and nursing associates’ Resource for nursing and midwifery professionals registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council was launched by NHS England in November 2022, and can be accessed by the link below:
Combatting racial discrimination against minority ethnic nurses, midwives and nursing associates’ Resource for nursing and midwifery professionals registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council
Improving race equality in Wales
The Welsh Government has made a commitment to publish a Race Equality Action Plan designed to tackle structural racial and ethnic inequalities in Wales. The Deputy Minister and Chief Whip asked the Wales Centre for Public Policy to undertake evidence reviews to inform the development of the Action Plan across six key policy areas, chosen as they were believed to have the largest impact on racial inequality: leadership and representation, health and social care, employment and income, education, housing and accommodation, and crime and justice.
The TIDES team were commissioned to contribute to the following reports;
Improving Race Equality in Health and Social Care
Improving Race Equality in Employment and Income