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In this final blog in our series on diversity and inclusion at The King’s Fund, Sue Hills shares her experience of leading this work and considers some of the complexities involved. Blog Between a rock and a glass ceiling The latest blog in our series on diversity and inclusion provides a personal reflection on the importance of paid internship opportunities. Blog Do you work for a racist organisation? How has the Fund been tackling issues on diversity and inclusion? Hong-Anh Nguyen discusses the various challenges we’ve faced in working to create a more inclusive culture and diversifying our organisation. Blog Life in the shadow of the snowy white peaks: race inequalities in the NHS workforce What is it really like to work in the NHS as a black, Asian or minority ethnic member of staff? Shilpa Ross explores some early findings from The King’s Fund’s research into race inequalities in the health service. Blog Saving lives, supporting communities: The role of volunteers in ambulance services Volunteers are involved in providing vital frontline care and support to ambulance services. Helen Gilburt explains how these roles are developing and diversifying to meet the wider needs of the NHS as a whole. Blog Is it possible to use the digitisation of the NHS to reach the furthest first? The health and care system has historically been reliant on paper for sharing information about patients. Digitisation is inevitably changing that, but what impact does that have on those who are marginalised? Blog Working beneath the surface: supporting leadership in complex times As a newly-appointed co-director of our Top Manager Programme for senior leaders in health and social care, Mandip Randhawa shares her insights into why this type of programme is increasingly necessary and relevant in today’s context. Blog Prevention and early action are key to positive, healthy outcomes The ‘radical shift in approach’ towards preventive care proposed by Health Secretary Matt Hancock would align with the goals of many in the charity sector who have long been promoting prevention and early action. But will he put his money where his mouth is? Blog Can generous leadership in the voluntary and community sector support NHS transformation? Voluntary and community sector leaders are expert collaborators and part of a growing movement demonstrating their willingness to take on the challenge of transformation, says Lisa Weaks. Blog Diversity should be a strategic priority Suzie Bailey explores diversity in the NHS – and why there is still more to do. Blog The gender pay gap: what now? Deborah Ward explores some of the factors behind the gender pay gap in the health and care sector and what can be done to address them. Blog Closing the gap on BME representation in NHS leadership: not rocket science Mandip Randhawa explores how to address inequality experienced by staff from a black and minority ethnic background in the NHS. Blog Transforming general practice through volunteering In a guest blog to accompany our volunteering report, Kay Keane shares her experience of developing a community-centred general practice approach through building a community of volunteers. Blog Surviving and thriving as a small health and wellbeing charity Natasha Thomas, Chief Executive of GSK IMPACT Award-winning charity Health Action Local Engagement, reflects on what she has learnt as a charity leader over the past 14 years. Library blog London calling: health and inequalities in the capital Kathy Johnson explores the London Programme: a co-ordinated programme of development work and grant giving set up by the Fund in 1979 with the aim of improving health care in the capital. Blog GSK IMPACT awards – defining the boundaries between good and excellent Helen Gilburt considers what it is that makes GSK IMPACT Award-winning charities stand out from the crowd. Blog Allocating social care funds: difficult decisions ahead The extra £2 billion for adult social care announced in the Spring Budget will be gratefully received, but local councils now face tough choices about where to allocate the money. Richard Humphries considers the context. Blog A mixed bag of results from the NHS Staff Survey Marcus Powell explores the NHS staff survey results and finds areas of excellence alongside areas for concern. Blog Developing women’s leadership on the road to gender parity Susie Perks-Baker says that women need to learn to take care of themselves, as well as others, on their journey to the top. Blog What now for social care? Widespread dismay greeted the omission of any reference in the 2016 Autumn Statement to the perilous state of social care funding. 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