NHS Senior Leadership Onboarding and Support

Leading for social justice and health equality

Nye Bevan visiting patient in 1940s

In the evolving systems working world, senior leaders have the potential to drive improvement in population health – balancing our own organisations interests with those of the wider system for the greater good of our communities, patients and staff, improving overall population health outcomes. This potential requires leaders to continually gain insight, develop their understanding and cultural awareness, understand and address the impact of decisions on reducing health inequalities and improving population health. This means that local communities and workforce feel they are able to access the care and support they need and nobody is  marginalised, excluded or left behind.

Resources: Social Justice and Health Equality – Health Education England – primarily aimed at clinicians this chapter of the HEE Enhance Programme handbook is a great resource in considering your impact as a leader.

Resources: Equality and diversity | The King’s Fund (kingsfund.org.uk)

Website: Institute of Health Equity The UCL Institute of Health Equity was established in 2011 and is led by Professor Sir Michael Marmot with the aim of developing and supporting approaches to health equity and build on work that has assessed, measured and implemented approaches to tackle inequalities in health.

Webinar: Professor Sir Michael Marmot on The Health Gap: The Challenge of an Unequal World The Policy Institute at Kings College London 2022