BHS/BOA Culture and Diversity Meeting

6:30PM - 8:00PM 24th Jun 2021 Venue : Online Meeting
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Guest speaker:
Yvonne Coghill CBE, FRCN, Hon fellow KCL, Hon Dip University of Bucks.

(Ex-Director Workforce Race Equality NHS England and Workforce Race Equality Implementation Team)

Co-Chairs

  • Samantha Tross (Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and BHS Cultural & Diversity Committee Member)
  • Deborah Eastwood (Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon and BOA Vice President Elect)


You are invited to a lecture and discussion co-hosted by the BOA and the BHS around issues faced by black, Asian and minority ethnic staff and patients in the NHS. The talk will highlight the implications for efficient and effective patient care and training the next generation of surgeons.

The aim is to facilitate culturally intelligent leadership and propagate culturally competent care in culturally safe frameworks. The hope is that this talk will enable participants to understand the importance of equality, equip them to achieve an equitable work environment and give them confidence to have the necessary conversations, to foster good relations between different groups.