Workforce, training and education
East of England

Have you ever been in a situation where you want to challenge someone’s behaviour - but you didn’t know how to do it or what to say? 

As part of NHS Englands Anti-racism strategy, we have commissioned 12 x 90 min virtual Active Bystander Training workshops, facilitated by the ‘Active Bystander Training Company’.

Please see below for further information. If you have any questions, please contact

What is it?

The sessions aim to help colleagues (Specialty doctors, Educators and wider workforce colleagues) across the region to challenge poor behaviours which may have become normalised over time. The session includes self-coaching techniques to help you keep a cool head when you’re faced with a challenging situation - and assertive language devices which you can use to make sure your voice is heard if you want to raise a concern.


Dr Bill Irish says:

“Trainees and students from minority and ethnic groups continue to experience racism and a poor educational experience within the NHS. It is the clear responsibility of all educators and trainees to challenge this appalling status quo.  We must become better at calling out micro-aggressions and poor behaviour when we see it – however uncomfortable it makes us feel.  We underestimate the impact that our actions, or lack of actions, can have. This workshop will give us examples and the tools to act.  Thank you for standing up to the plate on this vital issue.”

Who is it for?

These sessions are open to Specialty doctors, Educators and wider workforce colleagues, working across the east of England region. 

How to register
Date Time Booking Link
8 May 2024 10:00 - 11:15
16 May 2024 10:00 - 11:15
6 June 2024 10:00 - 11:15
11 July 2024 10:00 - 11:15
8 August 2024 10:00 - 11:15
12 September 2024 10:00 - 11:15
8 October 2024 14:00 15:15
7 November 2024 10:00 - 11:15
10 December 2024 14:00 - 15:15
14 January 2025 14:00 - 15:15
13 February 2025 14:00 - 15:15
4 March 2025 14:00 - 15:15

There are 40 places available on each session.

Joining Instructions

Once you have completed the booking form, please remember to:

  • Download your confirmation receipt 
  • Add the event to your diary 

The formal joining instructions will be sent approximately 1 week before the event. 

Tuesday, 8 August, 2023
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