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Equality 4 Black Nurses (E4BN) was established by a nurse who, after experiencing institutional structural racism and injustice, transformed her struggle into a source of support for others. Her journey through a challenging battle with the Metropolitan Police, the Nursing and Midwifery Council, and the judiciary service highlighted the need for an organisation dedicated to advocating for Black nurses. E4BN was born from this vision, aiming to be a beacon of hope and change.

Our Vision

We envision a healthcare system where Black Nurses are treated with respect, kindness, dignity, and fairness. We strive to eliminate racial discrimination within the healthcare sector and create an environment where every Black Nurse can thrive professionally and personally.

Our Mission

Our mission is to stand against systemic racism and support Black nurses facing discrimination.

We aim to:

  • Advocate for justice and equity within the healthcare system.

  • Provide personalised and holistic support to Black nurses.

  • Foster a community of solidarity and empowerment.

  • Lobby employers and government to reduce and eradicate racial discrimination in the healthcare sector.

Our Values

  • Equity: Ensuring fairness and justice for all Black Nurses.

  • Empowerment: Providing tools, resources, and support to help Black Nurses succeed.

  • Solidarity: Building a robust and supportive community through collective action.

Who We Are

We are a dedicated group of professionals committed to supporting Black Nurses. Our team includes experienced therapists specialising in racial trauma, legal experts, and trained peer supporters. We work tirelessly to provide comprehensive assistance to Black nurses facing various challenges.

Our Impact

Since our inception, E4BN has made significant strides in advocating for Black nurses. We have:

  • Raised awareness about racial discrimination in healthcare through national media.

  • Influenced policy changes as stakeholders for the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

  • Provided critical support and advocacy for numerous Black nurses facing employment and regulatory challenges.

 

Our Response to Current Events

Equality 4 Black Nurses was developed in light of pivotal events such as the George Floyd incident, the Black Lives Matter movement, and the COVID-19 pandemic. These events have highlighted the disproportionate and adverse effects of racism and discrimination on Black healthcare staff in the UK. We aim to bring about positive change by addressing these issues head-on.

Our Community

E4BN is more than an organisation; it is a community. We believe in the power of coming together to support one another. Our members benefit from a network of peers, professional advice, and a shared commitment to creating a fair and just healthcare system.

Get Involved

Join Equality 4 Black Nurses and become part of a movement dedicated to making a difference. We welcome you to connect and join our membership program if you need support or want to contribute to our cause. Together, we can build a more equitable future for Black Nurses in the healthcare industry.

Our Governance structure 

 

We adhere to a non-hierarchical structure at Equality 4 Black Nurses (E4BN). Our organisation is guided by the lived experiences of all our members, ensuring that every voice is respected and valued. This collaborative approach empowers each member to contribute meaningfully to our mission. We recognise the unique connection Black nurses share through their experiences of trauma, and our work is both created and led by those who are best positioned to address and resolve the issues of racial discrimination and promote equity within the healthcare sector.

 

How our unique structure works

Our organisation operates on a collaborative leadership model. Decisions are made collectively, ensuring all members' experiences and insights are considered.

 

Guided by Lived Experiences - Our members' lived experiences drive our activities and initiatives. This ensures that our work is relevant, empathetic, and effectively addresses the real issues faced by Black nurses.

 

All our members are thoroughly vetted to maintain a safe and supportive environment. This vetting process helps us uphold our standards and ensures everyone in our community is dedicated to our mission.

 

Every member has an equal opportunity to contribute to discussions, decision-making processes, and initiative planning. This approach fosters a sense of ownership and empowerment among members.

 

We hold regular meetings to discuss ongoing projects, share updates, and plan future activities. These meetings are open forums where all members can voice their opinions and suggestions.

 

By fostering a non-hierarchical, collaborative, and inclusive structure, E4BN ensures that every member is valued and empowered to contribute to our mission of combating racial discrimination and promoting equity in the healthcare sector on Facebook, via Twitter or LinkedIn, or give us a phone call 020 050 2598.

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We believe Black Nurses can embrace who they are,
can define their future progression, and stand up against racism

Our Mission

Our Mission is to Empower Nurses to stand up against racism

Our Mission
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Our Vision

Our Vision is to ensure our working lives as nurses within the health service is just and fair

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