In 2020 we have 10 executive directors of nursing from a black and ethnic minority background in the NHS. In London, there are two executive nurses from a black and ethnic minority background and two chief executives, one of whom is leaving. So we have one person of colour heading up an NHS organisation when we have thousands and thousands of people who look like me working in the NHS.
We’re living in an institutionally racist world. Five years ago, the Workforce Race Equality Standard came into force. What it does is it looks at the difference between the experiences of white and BAME staff in the NHS.