Diversity and Inclusion at the Rewired Leadership Summit
Rafiah Badat, Shera Chok, Sonia Patel and Ijeoma Azodo leading the Shuri panel session.
The Shuri Network was delighted to be involved in the Digital Health Rewired Leadership Summit on March 3, where diversity and inclusion dominated the agenda.
TechUK president, Jacqueline de Rojas, provided a keynote which highlighted the importance of fostering diversity in healthcare to ensure technology caters to the needs of the NHS and the people it serves.
The Shuri Network also sent a clear message that improving diversity and inclusivity in the NHS is something everyone owns and “cannot be outsourced to HR”, in their afternoon panel session.
Providing an update on the Network’s activity since it’s launch at Digital Health Summer Schools in July 2019, one of our co-founders, Dr Shera Chok, said the organisation has has grown to around 500 members and allies, raised the importance of diversity and the connection to quality and patient safety, advised NHSX and NHSE, held our inaugural event at Barts Health, produced podcasts and webinars and spoken at schools and national events.
Sonia Patel, who has been appointed as CIO for NHSX said, " We want genuine diversity including cognitive diversity to get better outcomes for NHS.”
“We’re here to help the NHS innovate, we’re here to help the NHS deliver their innovative objectives and we are here to improve patient safety.” Dr Shera Chok
Nominate the Shuri Network for the HEE HEAT Awards 2020!
The 2020 HEAT (Healthcare, Education and Training) Awards celebrate education, training, leadership and workforce development at all levels and across all professions - those who have gone above and beyond their role to make a difference, support and motivate their peers, championed quality improvement and ultimately improved people’s health and safety.
At the Shuri Network, we have actively promoted and celebrated equality and diversity, highlighed role models and demonstrated inclusive leadership as well as challenged the system to do better. We have stimulated change by highlighting the need for the NHS to build a workforce that is digitally confident, engaged with digital transformation and whose voices and ideas are heard. By doing this we are helping to transform the workforce in order to provide more coordinated and proactive care for our patients.
Please do consider nominating us for the following awards !
1. Champion of Diversity, Inclusion and Widening Participation
2. Delivering 21st Century Care
The closing date is 27 March at midnight.