Yvonne Coghill is Professor of Primary Care and Head of Child Health at the School of Public Health, Imperial College London. Yvonne is currently the Director at NHS Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) Implementation in NHS England. She is a member of the equality and diversity council at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) in the United States where she has helped develop their inclusion strategy. Yvonne was awarded an OBE for services to healthcare in 2010 and was appointed to the position of Director for WRES implementation in June 2015. This year Yvonne has been awarded a Fellowship of the Royal College of Nursing, a CBE in the Queen’s birthday honours list, an honorary fellowship from Kings College University, an honorary doctorate from Buckinghamshire University and has recently been voted one of the top 70 most inspirational nurses in the NHS over the last 70 years.