18 May 2015
Caroline Clarke, the chief finance officer of the Royal Free London, has been recognised with a diversity leader award from NHS Employers.
The award acknowledges her work in promoting equality and diversity within the trust, which is one of the NHS Employers equality and diversity partners.
NHS Employers announced the award on its website at the end of NHS equality and diversity week 2015, highlighting her work to raise the equality agenda at the trust and her contribution to creating an open and diverse workforce in the organisation.
Caroline joined the Royal Free London in 2011 and has been particularly involved with LGBT issues, acting as the trust’s executive sponsor for the LGBT staff network.
Caroline said: “It’s really important that as a healthcare provider and a major employer that we recognise the richness and diversity of our patient and staff groups.
“Our diversity is part of our strength and we must celebrate this.”
More information on the trust’s approach to equality and diversity can be found at https://www.royalfree.nhs.uk/about-us/equality-and-diversity-at-our-london-hospitals
Notes to editors
1. A full list of winners and the full text of Caroline's nomination is available at http://www.nhsemployers.org/news/2015/05/diverse-leaders-awards
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About the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
The Royal Free began as a pioneering organisation and continues to play a leading role in the care of patients. Our mission is to provide world class expertise and local care. In the 21st century, the Royal Free London continues to lead improvements in healthcare.
The Royal Free London attracts patients from across the country and beyond to its specialist services in liver, kidney and bone marrow transplantation, haemophilia, renal, HIV, infectious diseases, plastic surgery, immunology, vascular surgery, cardiology, amyloidosis and scleroderma and we are a member of the academic health science partnership UCLPartners.
In July 2014 Barnet Hospital and Chase Farm Hospital became part of the Royal Free London.