Report Launch “Excluded on the Frontline; Discrimination, Racism & Islamophobia in the NHS”
Join us at the launch of the report “Excluded on the Frontline: Discrimination, Racism & Islamophobia in the NHS” conducted jointly by the Muslim Doctors Association & The Grey Area and supported by a number of ethnic minority health and care professionals.
We love our NHS and the people working for it. The past many months have seen the NHS at the forefront of the fight against Coronavirus. However, this very pandemic has also brought to light discrimination and bias faced by NHS professionals belonging to racially diverse groups and faiths.
Every institution has its’ shortcomings and it is only by creating awareness and actively working to address them that will we be able to overcome institutional bias and give a fair chance to all those who have put their lives at stake to protect us and our families.
It is only fair that those who have tirelessly worked day and night to prioritize their safety needs should at least get in return a work environment that prioritizes their psychological safety, makes them feel included, and offers them a sense of belonging and equity.
Hear from the authors about the findings and recommendations of the report and join in the discussion on:
– the prevalence of discrimination, racism, and Islamophobia among healthcare professionals in the NHS
– experiences and impact of discriminatory, racist, and Islamophobic behaviors
– recommendations for NHS employers and regulatory bodies
About the Moderator & Panel
Cherron Inko -Tarian MBE: Lead Moderator
Chevron Inko-Tariah MBE is an author, coach, speaker, and facilitator. Chevron is a former civil servant and has undertaken leadership roles in various policy and strategic positions across Whitehall, including working with Ministers and Permanent Secretaries. She is now the CEO of The Power of Staff Networks Consultancy and the founder of the National Day for Staff Networks. Chevron works with organizations and employee networks to help them harness diverse talent, make constructive use of difference and create inclusive workplaces. She is also a non-executive director for Homerton University Hospital.
Hira Ali: Executive coach and leadership trainer, co-author of the report
An inspiring leadership trainer and career coach and acclaimed writer and speaker, Hira Ali has been committed to helping others achieve their inherent potential throughout her award-winning career. Hira is also a successful entrepreneur who has launched several businesses to support her mission. Her work has been featured in Forbes, Telegraph, BBC, Harper’s Bazaar, Independent, CBC, Huff Post, and Entrepreneur, among hundreds of other print, radio, and television outlets, and has earned Hira several prestigious honors and awards. She was recently appointed as The Senior Advisory Team member at The Benedictine University Illinois L.E.A.D.S leadership program for undergraduate women and has joined WLG’S Conversations with Men Advisory Council.
Hira was also included in a list by DiverseIn of global D&I voices to follow on LinkedIn. In addition, she has been featured as a role model in the book Girls Who Do You Want To Be alongside phenomenal world changers. She is passionate about empowering women and ethnic minorities, closing the gender gap, and advocating diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
In 2019, Hira released her first book entitled Her Way To The Top: A Guide to Smashing the Glass Ceiling which received outstanding testimonials worldwide. Hira’s second companion book—Her Allies: A Practical Toolkit to Help Men Lead Through Advocacy—invites men to join the gender equality movement and has received extensive media coverage and acclaim. For more on Hira, please visit www.advancingyourpotential.com. You can follow her on Twitter, LinkedIn, Insta, or Facebook.
Dr. Hina J Shahid: GP and Chair at Muslim Doctors Association, co-author of the report
Hina is a portfolio GP who also works in research, medical education, public health, and humanitarian medicine. She is a GP Appraiser, tutor at Imperial College School of Medicine, and Chair of the Muslim Doctors Association. Her research interest is the impact of Islamophobia on health and healthcare systems. She holds a Masters’s degree in Public Health with a focus on refugee health and health inequalities from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and holds diplomas in women’s health, children’s health, and sexual and reproductive health. She is a consultant to several national and international academic, professional, regulatory, and third sector organizations on health policy, community engagement, diversity and inclusion, and culturally sensitive health promotion.