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Diversity in NHS clinical leadership: Is better talent management the route to gender balance?


Methodology Through interviews with seven senior female clinical leaders, insights were gained regarding the importance of and need for gender diversity in leadership. These interviews looked at the skills, access and opportunities required to ensure that gender diversity exists and is successful in senior clinical leadership positions.

Conclusion Gender diversity in leadership can be enhanced through the combination of several measures; Increased mentorship, talent management, training and network opportunities, improvements to advertising, interview panel diversity and succession planning.

  • clinical leadership
  • medical leadership
  • professionalism
  • role modeling
  • senior medical leader

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