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Equality and diversity

Don’t say it if you don’t mean it! Guest blogger Jacqui Francis writes on NHS race (in)equality

"If you say you are committed, why not try the Neil Armstrong approach - one small step."

Learning from Francis: Culture change and staff involvement in the NHS

Promises to protect whistleblowers are welcome but the culture change needed to realise the Francis vision demands much more

Race in the workplace: a barometer of organisational health

The NHS Providers report Leading by Example marks an important change of approach to tackling racial discrimination

Is obesity a disability? A top employment lawyer explains a new European court ruling

A new court ruling, binding on all European Union states, establishes that obesity can be a disability, whatever its cause

WHOSE BIASES COUNT? Steve Commins on the new World Development Report

How do social norms and mental models shape individual and collection action, and what does that mean for policy and practice?

Yes, depression is an illness, but prevention is better and cheaper than treatment

The renewed focus on mental illness after the death of Robin Williams has both positive and negative features.

[R]evolution Road – travelling the terrains of creativity, power and love

"Everybody’s stories are heavily entwined with the oppressive cultural norms many of us say we are trying to dismantle."

The snowy white peaks of the NHS: time to end the denial

Black and minority ethnic people are seriously under-represented in the NHS leadership, and that matters to us all

Enough anti-PC jokes: women who are black, LGBT or have a disability are bullied more.

A new report shows that more than half of British women surveyed have suffered recent bullying -- and for minorities it's worse.

How to make every day NHS Change Day

If NHS staff were more systematically involved in planning and implementing decisions every day would be NHS Change Day

Why should a junior lawyer earn more than a train driver?

Lawyers fighting legal aid cuts undermine their argument with spurious claims about relative merit

Home care of older people: the revolution has started!

Three big steps in the last week could mean the beginning of the end for the current model of home care in Britain

Fixing the gender jobs split: are we starting from the right end?

A new TUC report shows occupational segmentation is more gendered now than 20 years ago. What can be done?

No such thing as ‘the German model’: principles are universal, but routes must vary.

Employee representation on company boards is a vital form of worker voice but the route to workplace democracy must vary.

We need to talk about this: racial discrimination in NHS recruitment

Our new research report raises big questions that suggest racial discrimination in NHS recruitment. This simply has to stop.

Freedom and security at work: can we have both?

We need to find ways to offer employed people more of the benefits of freelancing -- and vice versa.

Bullying: the silent epidemic in the NHS

In the first part of a series on bullying in the NHS, Roger Kline looks at the scale of the problem and how it has grown.

Are charities and their funders fair to interns?

The Institute of Fundraising aims to influence government charity policy. Here's our idea: pay your interns!

Why does the UN think young professionals should not be paid?

Shouldn't the United Nations be setting a good global example about justice for young workers? So why no pay for its "interns"?

Sustainable Development Goals: is this the post-2015 agenda?

Jeff Sachs says global institutions should set goals that link economic, social and environmental sustainability. Is he right?

Britain’s school reforms are leaving vulnerable children in the shadows

Privatisation and deregulation of Britain's schools is leading to a growing number of children losing education and protection.

Why is NHS staffing black at the bottom and white at the top?

Recent data from the new NHS Commissioning Board show that white applicants to its positions are far more likely to succeed