About this event

  • Date and time Tue 11 Jun 2024 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Paediatrics and Child Health, SoftLanding

We are pleased to invite you to our upcoming event focussed on equality, diversity, and inclusion within the paediatric workforce in the NHS.

Delivered in association with the Soft Landing team, the event will cover a wide range of topics including the experiences and challenges faced by IMG doctors, the changing workforce, effective educational supervision, addressing cultural differences, and how to harness the power of the diversity of experiences IMG have in different healthcare settings.

By attending, you will:

  • Gain increased awareness about inequalities within the paediatric training that the medical workforce do face (IMG doctors)
  • Improve your supervision experience for international medical graduates
  • Understand how and when to seek support when IMG doctors face stressful time at work
  • Know where to look for opportunities for academic activities


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Standard pricing available until 10 June 2024.


RSM Fellow RSM Associate RSM Retired Fellow RSM Trainee RSM Student
£72.00 £43.00 £43.00 £43.00 £23.00

Non - Member

Consultant / GP / SAS Doctors AHP / Nurse / Midwife Trainee Non Healthcare Professional Student
£132.00 £79.00 £79.00 £79.00 £41.00

Key speakers

Mala Rao

Professor Mala Rao

Professor in Public Health, Imperial College London

Speaker's biography

Professor Mala Rao CBE MSc MBBS FFPH PhD HonFFSRH HonFSoPHE HonFRCPCH is Director of the Ethnicity and Health Unit at Imperial College London and former Medical Adviser to NHS England’s Workforce Race Equality Strategy. She has recently been appointed a Clinical Adviser on race equality by the GMC. She is also chair of the Expert group on the Environmental Determinants of Climate change and Health, WHO South East Asia Region. Her career has spanned public health practice, policy and research in the UK and global arenas. Her most significant achievements have been in workforce development, health systems strengthening and environmental health. She is a recognised champion of climate action, safe water and sanitation and gender equity and globally respected for her research and advocacy on race equality and the intersection between race, health and climate.


In 2014, a review which she lead influenced parliamentarians to establish the NHS Workforce Race Equality Strategic Advisory Group of which she was Vice-Chair during 2016 - 2018. She co-guest edited the February 2020 British Medical Journal’s special issue on Racism in Medicine which won a prestigious UK Professional Publishers Award (PPA) in 2021 and influenced the launch of the NHS Race and Health Observatory. In 2021, she lead the development of the Medical Workforce Race Equality Standard, a ‘world first’ in monitoring racism and discrimination across the medical workforce. In 2022, she launched the first comprehensive guide to induction for international medical graduates recruited to the NHS.


She is the recipient of awards, including an OBE in the Queen’s Honours in 2013, the Alwyn Smith prize, the UK’s most prestigious award for public health, in 2021 and Honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health in 2022. She was awarded a CBE in the New Year Honours list of 2024, for services to Public Health, the NHS and to Equality and Diversity.

Professor Partha Kar

Diabetes Consultant, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS University Trust

Dr Camilla Kingdon

Consultant Neonatologist, Evelina London Children's Hospital, President, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health


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Welcome and introduction
Medical Workforce Race Equality Standard (MWRES): The changing workforce, challenges and ongoing plans

Professor Partha Kar OBE, Diabetes Consultant, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS University Trust

Equality, diversity and inclusion initiative by Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

Dr Camilla Kingdon, Consultant Neonatologist, Evelina London Children's Hospital, President, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

National standardised guidance for IMG induction programme  (updates, reflection and feedback)

Professor Mala Rao OBE, Professor in Public Health, Imperial College London

Comfort break
Panel Discussion - story of Softlanding: Start, challenges and the future plans 

Team Soft Landing

Comfort break
Improving educational supervision experience for IMGs

Team Soft Landing 

Wellbeing talk and activities

Team Soft Landing

Diversity in academia: Engagement in research, QIPs and academic activities
Accepting feedback and cultural differences

Team Soft Landing 

Panel discussion - IMG previous experiences in LMIC

Team Soft Landing 

Closing remarks
Close of meeting



Registration for this event will close at 1:00am on 10 June 2024. Late registrations will not be accepted.

The agenda is subject to change at any time

If the event is recorded, we are only able to share presentations that we have received permission to share. There is no guarantee that all sessions will be available after the event, this is at the presenter’s and RSM’s discretion.

All views expressed at this event are of the speakers themselves and not of the Royal Society of Medicine, nor the speaker's organisations.

This event will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels.