The Black, Asian and minority ethnic forum brings together all our staff and students to meet and help promote diversity and drive greater equality in our workplaces.
Jointly run by The Institute of Cancer Research, London and The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, the forum brings together all our staff and students to meet with other colleagues, learn about each other's experiences, and provides a space to discuss issues and push for initiatives that can help promote diversity and drive greater equality in our workplaces.
Our forum meets regularly, both through informal monthly ‘lunch and chats’, and through our formal quarterly Forum meetings which we use to progress initiatives that support equality and diversity in the workplace.
We also run a seminar series, where we invite both internal and external speakers to share their career insights and experiences with colleagues.
Recent speakers have included Professor Udai Banerji, Deputy Director of the Drug Development Unit at the ICR and The Royal Marsden, who delivered a thought-provoking talk on what makes us different – and why we should celebrate this.
We’ve also heard from Yvonne Coghill, Director for the NHS Workforce Race Equality Standard Implementation. In her lecture, Yvonne discussed some of the issues facing the NHS – both for patients from a BAME background and in the equality and diversity of the NHS workforce – particularly across management and leadership roles.
We also hold regular social events to bring staff together across the whole of our two organisations. To find out more about the forum, please get in touch with our Forum chairs, Naa-Anyima Boateng and Jess Yanwube.