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Yvonne Coghill OBE - Unquestionably the most senior influencer on Race equality in the NHS in recent times

During her 40 years in the NHS Yvonne has made a positive and powerful impact in the many roles she has held. Since 2010 she has been an exemplary high profile role model recognised by her peers and others as a leading figure nationally and internationally in the area of race equality. Since 2015, as the Director of Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES), she has become synonymous with the word WRES as an exemplar. Yvonne is the embodiment of the excellence that can be achieved through...

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Baljit Kaur

Sheffield, United Kingdom

Joined this community on Mar 29, 2018

Bio Programmes manager- Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) Implementation team NHS England Email: baljit.kaur14@nhs.net Twitter: @BaljitKS @WRES_team I had worked in a variety of settings including academia and local government, before joining the NHS in 2000. During my time in the NHS I have had a number of leadership and management roles in public health and service improvement. I have spent the last 20 years’ working in different communities and health sectors nationally and regionally using participation techniques to identify and address local health issues. My track record includes engaging, raising awareness and empowering communities to be involved in the delivery of its local health care through community development and heath programmes. The focus throughout my career has been to tackle inequalities in health and to reduce the gap in health outcomes and improve patient experience. This has seen me works as a commissioner, contract and performance manager, in both primary and secondary care. Now working for the WRES team at NHS England as the programmes manager, I lead on a number of national programmes for example; the WRES black and minority ethnic (BME) frontline line staff forum, Care Quality Commission (CQC) training for inspectors and the WRES experts programme.

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