Congratulations cohorts 4 and 5 of the Ready Now programme!

Posted: Monday, 22nd January, 2018

Huge congratulations to those celebrating the end of their journey on the Ready Now programme (Wednesday, 17 January) in Leeds.

The Ready Now programme is an innovative, inspirational positive action programme aimed at helping aspiring senior black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) leaders to help realise their potential. The 12-month programme supports participants to work within the system and to bring about greater levels of equality and inclusion as they progress.

This celebration event marks a fantastic achievement and truly demonstrates the hard work and dedication of all participants. To date, almost 200 colleagues have completed the programme.

Celebrating alongside his peers, Adeboye Ifederu, head of the newborn screening laboratory at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) said: “Leading up to my enrolment on the Ready Now programme, I became only too aware of the challenges I faced as a BAME leader navigating through the senior managerial landscape of NHS organisations.

“The taught modules and interaction in the meeting groups helped embellish my personal leadership skills and intensified my focus on becoming a leader of change. In the first instance, I realised there needed to be a more inclusive culture for BAME staff in my organisation, especially at the senior management level.”

You can read more about Adeboye’s experience here.

We congratulate everyone involved and look forward to celebrating your achievements with you alongside colleagues.