Women in Leadership in NHS Finance – London

An inclusive regional group open to all genders

Supporting the National Women in Leadership network, this regional group brings together both women and men working in finance roles across London who are committed to making NHS finance leadership more reflective of the finance community and populations we serve, through improving the gender balance in senior finance roles.

The action focused network aims to do this by concentrating on 4 key areas of development:

  • Picture of Leadership
  • Male Allies
  • Returning to work and flexible working
  • Talent Management

The group is chaired Laragh Walton, Deputy CFO, University College London Hospital NHS FT.

If you would like join the network please email charlie.dolan@nhs.net.

London Gender Equity Action Plan 2024-27

This strategic plan is designed to effectively address and overcome challenges, fostering a workplace environment that champions gender equality.

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International Women’s Day 24: #InspireInclusion

To support this years International Women’s Day, several regional colleagues have written blogs around what it means to inspire inclusion.

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Picture of Leadership

The regional subgroup have conducted a series of interviews with senior female finance staff, aimed at highlighting the range of skills, styles and behaviours that are needed in a modern NHS leadership role.


Male Allies

Hear from our regional male leaders championing gender equity and review the March 2023 Listening Report, highlighting the lived experiences of Women in NHS Finance today and the summarised actions to take forward.

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Returning to work and flexible working

This subgroup is working to ensure there is structure to give consistent support for those returning to work after time out of the workplace. Learn about the ‘Returnship Programme’ and Flexible Working resource pack here.

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