The NHS has been accused of a “disgraceful” failure to use the talents of women and people from ethnic minorities, after research showed they are badly under-represented in senior positions.

Despite a two-year drive to rectify the problem, far fewer people from either group chair an NHS acute hospital trust or ambulance trust in England than would be proportionate to their numbers in the population, freedom of information responses show. They are also much less likely to be non-executive directors of trusts than white men.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.