Lynne Carter

Lynne Carter

Lynne is an equality and diversity Manager at NHS West and South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Commissioning Support Unit.

She joined the equality and diversity team at NHS Bradford and Airedale in July 2008, her first job within the NHS, after a 23 year career in further education. She began as a teacher of ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) and worked in several colleges in West Yorkshire and eventually joined the senior management team at Keighley College. There she had responsibility for equality and diversity in addition to her main job as director of teaching and learning.

In her current role she supports three local Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) to embed equality & diversity in their work. She works with local community groups to identify priorities, runs training, supports teams to carry out equality impact assessments and leads a wide variety of projects.

From 2011 and 2013 she was a co-researcher on the Evidence and Ethnicity in Commissioning project.  This role helped her to gain new insights into the difficulties of mainstreaming race equality work within the NHS and learn more about how to carry out academic research.  Building on this work she has recently been awarded a Knowledge Mobilisation Research Fellowship to carry out action research on how NHS staff commissioning and improving health services can make more effective use of research evidence and other knowledge about ethnic inequalities.  This research starts on 1st June 2014. .

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