BME network updates

BME network members

Please find updated information on EEAST's Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) network meeting below: 

EEAST's BME network will be meeting on 14th August 2019 in Melbourn (13.00-15.00) - ground floor meeting room.

The group is a cross representative group of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic employees from across EEAST. The aim of the group is to work with the Trust, to utilise the skills and resources of its Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic employees, in order to add value to the organisation and make EEAST a great place to work.

The priorities of the BME network are:

  • Recruitment and retention of new and existing BME employees
  • Collaborate with BME communities to work for EEAST
  • Work to make EEAST an employer of choice for BME applicants
  • Support positive action initiatives
  • Network to support recruitment panels
  • Buddy/mentor support for new BME staff joining EEAST
  • Mentoring and coaching of new and existing BME staff
  • Promote career development opportunities - e.g. NHS Leadership courses
  • Developing an inclusive culture
  • Open days/presentations of BME Network
  • To contribute to and support the delivery of the Workforce Race Equality Standard Action Plan.

If you are interested in joining the network, or attending the meeting, please let us know:

Chair: Ajay Kumar - Ajay.Kumar@eastamb.nhs.uk
Vice Chair: Tanoh Danso - Tanoh.Danso@eastamb.nhs.uk
Social Officers: Mindy Thomas - Mindy.Thomas@eastamb.nhs.uk Selina Lawrence-Masih - Selina.Lawrence-Masih@eastamb.nhs.uk
Information Officer: Sonia Okoh - Sonia.Okoh@eastamb.nhs.uk

Published 1st August 2019

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