Invitation from Sue Doheny, Chief Nurse NHS England, NHS Improvement (South)

Dear Colleagues,

I am very pleased to invite  our  South region nurses and midwives from BME ( Black and minority Ethnic ) backgrounds ,  to join us for our first South regional Chief Nurse Officer BME Strategic Advisory Group meeting . This will be hosted by Ethel Changa , South region lead for the CNO BME SAG , on the 20th September 2018 at the Penta Hotel in Reading , from 9am till 1.30pm . The CNO BME SAG was set up to  advise the CNO for England to enable demonstration of the importance of inclusive policies and strategies that effectively utilise the skills and talents of BME staff and service users.

Thoughtful that it is a short notice invitation, I am encouraging attendance from BME nurses and midwives  from across the whole South region – places are limited , please register via Eventbrite at this link:


Lunch and refreshment will be provided.

We’ll be putting staff wellbeing  in the spotlight, and demonstrating the real benefits of self -care.

Please  forward this invite to all your BME staff networks and relevant departments , see full agenda on Eventbrite  ,  if you have any questions or requirements please contact Ethel Changa on ethel.changa@berkshire.nhs.uk  we look forward to seeing you there .  


Kind Regards,


Sonia Da Silva Business Support Assistant to

Sue Doheny – Chief Nurse NHS England, NHS Improvement - South

Regional Nursing Directorate

Premier  House | 60 Caversham Road | Reading | RG1 7EB



E-mail: sonia.dasilva@nhs.net