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The BME Staff Network was established in 2018 after consultation with various stakeholders about the lived experiences of BME staff. The network is working closely with the Workforce Equality Group to continuously improve the workplace experience of BME staff.

If you would like to join our forum please contact: and if you wish to join the forum’s mailing list, please be assured that your personal details will not be disclosed and you can be part of the forum anonymously. Emails sent will always be blind copied. 

You can join our Facebook group by searching for NHSGGC – BAME Staff Network and requesting to join the group or by clicking this link – there are a few details to fill in for our admins to verify requests are from NHSGGC employees. Please remember that this group is private and confidentiality is expected from each member – this is a safe, trust based space. 

Oudwin Griffiths is Chair of the BME Staff Network and is a Senior Clinical Nurse Specialist at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.

Oudwin brings passion and focus to the Network and shares “I believe everyone should be afforded dignity and respect in every aspect of life, whether it is employment, health and social care, economic and financial access or legal and political representation.”

Oudwin looks forward to growing and developing our BME Staff Network, as part of Growing our Great Community. 

Our BME Staff Network aims to:
  • Provide a safe, supportive and confidential forum for sharing experiences;
  •  Network and discuss identified issues that affect members of staff from BME groups;
  •  Act as a platform for consultation and influence on issues impacting on the health, wellbeing and work of BME staff;
  •  Facilitate opportunities for feedback on staff governance issues in relation to the experience of BME staff.
Terms of Reference

Coming soon.

National NHS Minority Ethnic Network

Our NHSGGC Board and our BME Network are committed to supporting to the National NHS Minority Ethnic Network that was established in 2021. The key work streams are:


Recruitment – Selection – Development – Career Progression

Workplace Culture

Race Conversations – Lived Experiences – Recognising Barriers – Clear Messages – Race Equality

Mental Health

Practical Advice – Signposting – Clinical Support – Targeted Communications – Governance

Meeting Dates for 2022
  • Wednesday 22 June 12.00pm until 2.00pm
  • Wednesday 21 September 12.00pm until 2.00pm
  • Wednesday 23 November 12.00pm until 2.00pm