Women in Leadership in NHS Finance – London

An inclusive regional network 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, University College London & Vicky Clarke, Group Chief Financial Officer, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust.

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

Regional Gender Equity Action Plan

Coming Soon!

Coming soon!

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.

Find out more

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.

Read more here

Talent Management

The Talent Management subgroup are working on consistency in identifying and managing all talent and supporting those who, although capable, would not usually put themselves forward for progression/opportunity.

Coming soon!

International Women’s Day 2023: Equality vs Equity

To support this years International Women’s Day, Hannah Witty, Regional Director of Finance at NHS England, has written a blog emphasising the need for embracing equity as a region to ensure we attain equality.