Morvia Gooden, senior programme lead at the Academy, discusses the parallels between her midwifery career and her work on the inclusion agenda.
Morvia Gooden, former nurse and senior programme lead at the NHS Leadership Academy shares her personal experiences of being a black woman living and working in the NHS.
As Black History Month comes to an end, Morvia Gooden, senior programme lead at the NHS Leadership Academy, talks about her personal experiences of racial inequality in the health system and how the Academy is working to change this culture across the NHS.
There’s so much happening in the NHS at the moment. Last week, NHS England made an announcement that every GP has been waiting a long time to hear – more investment is finally being made in primary services, while just the other day we saw the first ever walk out of junior doctors in our emergency and maternity services. Things are truly changing for a whole host of reasons. And all in the midst of a significant top leadership challenge.
On the day of the Academy’s first annual lessons in leadership conference, I suddenly realised the enormity of taking a day out of work, muttering in my mind, ‘why am I here?’, ‘don’t you realise that you have three assignments to hand-in in three weeks for your master’s degree’. All this coupled with planning for the impending Ready Now programme celebration event, plus planning for the new Ready Now cohort.