South East Leadership Academy

South East Region Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

The SE Region EDI team was established in June 2020.

All our work is underpinned by:

  • Fairness
  • Respect
  • Equality
  • Dignity
  • Autonomy

We focus on compassionate innovation, empathetic process designs and psychologically-safe development support for our staff in the South East.
We run a range of programmes and contribute to wider NHS work in the South East.
We have supported the systems in the region with risk assessments, the vaccination programme roll-out, equality data reporting, talent management and lots more!

In this webinar summary with Olivia King you can hear a bit more about our work.
Do let us know what you think, and, if there are any areas you think would benefit from our knowledge and experience, do contact us.

Cavita Chapman MBA, MSc, BSc, RMN
Cavita Chapman is a recognized equality and diversity champion in the system. She is currently the Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion for NHS England and Improvement, South East Region.

Within her recent NHS England and improvement role as Head of EDI, She also developed staff networks, created Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) mentoring, sponsorship and leadership schemes, and was the driving force behind a large regional programme on workforce upskilling and clinical leadership schemes for the medical workforce.
Cavita is an academically and professionally experienced leader in the system and she continues to develop innovative, life changing initiatives and programmes to improve the lives of patients and staff.