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Innov8: Diversity and Inclusion

Innov8: leading differently for better healthcare aims to increase the diversity of senior leaders and decision makers in the NHS and to grow the capability of leaders at all levels to be more inclusive.

To achieve these aims we work with organisations, teams and individuals to create healthy NHS organisations.


Leading differently for better healthcare

There is significant evidence of the benefits for individuals and organisations of inclusive and diverse leadership in creating healthy successful organisations.

Such organisations build in innovation, resilience and flexibility at every level, they have engaged employees who are included, valued and cared for.

For NHS organisations, this also means making the connection between diversity and inclusion and creating the right culture for quality care.

The premise of Innov8 is that we need to lead differently to achieve this vision and our work is aimed at developing both a diversity of talent and a culture of inclusion in which diversity can thrive.

Research and experience tells us that training alone does not deliver inclusive and diverse leaders.  Since our launch in June 2010, we have taken a ‘whole systems’ approach and have invested in a range of work that brings important change makers together.

What does Inclusive Leadership mean to you?

Interviews and round up of the iLead Inclusive Leadership Stakeholder event we held on 23 March 2017 in Leeds.

At the conference, we heard from Innov8 funding recipients Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust and Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, plus keynote speaker Scott Durairaj (NHS England), and Professor Julie Fish (De Montfort University).

For more information contact:

Consultant Lead: Andrea Overton


This Page was last updated on: 3 July 2017

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