Delivering care through collaboration

Ethnic Minority Network


The Ethnic Minority Network collaborates in partnership with staff and management at NHSGJ to develop and encourage a culture of respect and equality for everyone regardless of their nationality or skin colour. The network also provides an amplified voice to be heard regarding issues of race and equality relevant to staff, patients, service users and volunteers. 

The network reports in the first instance to the Diversity & Inclusion Group to support the delivery of the equality’s element of the Board Person-Centred Committee activity. 

Who is the Network for?

The Network is currently open to any NHSGJ staff members and volunteers who identifies as Black, Asian or from any other ethnic minority group.

Aims of the Network

The aims of the Ethnic Minority Network are:

  • Providing a safe and confidential space for professional and social networking, including raising any concerns affecting Ethnic Minority staff
  • Providing formal and informal peer support and mentorship for Ethnic Minority staff
  • Discussing and address the lack of representation in senior management positions
  • To act as a panel of subject matter experts on NHS Golden Jubilee policy documents and learning materials relevant to issues of race, including matters relevant to staff, volunteers, patients and visitors.
  • Offering opportunities for training and development for network members to aid access to employment opportunities, career development and career progressions/aspirations
  • Raising awareness of Ethnic Minority issues and increase the visibility of Ethnic Minority staff and allies within NHS Golden Jubilee.

How to join

If you want to be involved with the Ethnic Minority Network, please contact gjnh.ethnicminority@gjnh.scot.nhs.uk

Terms of reference for the network 


award logos for disability confident leader, stonewall top 100,investors in young people gold award, investing in volunteers, sqa approved centre, investors in people