What’s the Emergency: Blue Light Services in Crisis?

24th May 2018, 5:00pm - 7:30pm

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The swift and professional conduct of the emergency services during the recent tragic events of the Grenfell Tower fire, as well as the terrorist attacks in Manchester and London, drew universal praise. However, they also highlighted serious concerns about resources, funding levels including the ill effects of workforce health and well-being.

It is estimated by the charity Mind that one in four people think about leaving the emergency services. Notwithstanding, the legal duty under the Equality Act 2010 to promote equality, supporting workforce and staff issues appears to be a neglected management priority. Creating ‘cultures of inclusion’ is critical to the success of well-being of the workforce and the ongoing professionalisation agenda in the blue light services.

Professor Wankhade discusses issues facing the emergency services

In this public lecture, Paresh Wankhade, Professor of Leadership and Management at Edge Hill University, will analyse research evidence on the important issue of workforce development. He will discuss the steps that need to be taken in order to address these concerns.



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