FAQs: Personal, Fair & Diverse campaign

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09 / 5 / 2014 Midnight

Q What does a personal, fair and diverse workplace mean?

A A personal, fair and diverse workplace is one where everyone’s contribution matters and everyone counts. For a more detailed description of the campaign visit our homepage. 

Q What do I need to be a champion?

A All you need is a passion for an NHS that puts patients at the centre, and offers an inclusive and fair workplace for all.

Q Can anyone sign up?

A Yes, the campaign needs NHS staff, at all levels for it to be a success. We are also looking to recruit people from outside the NHS as well. We want everyone to support equality, diversity and inclusion within the health and social care sector.

Q I have signed up to be champion what happens now?

A It's great that you have signed up and are committed to taking action, however small, to create a personal, fair and diverse NHS. It's now up to you to decide how active you want to be, a good start would be to think about the types of things you could do. To get some inspiration, have a look at our top tips.

Q What support is available to champions?

A To help support you, the champion, in spreading the Personal, Fair and Diverse (PFD) message in your workplace we have created a range of digital resources for you to use within your organisation.  

Q Why have a campaign to recruit champions?

A We have high aspirations for equality and diversity, and our aim is to create a vibrant community of champions, where ideas are freely exchanged locally and nationally. We've nearly recruited 5,000 champions, who support their organisation to deliver change that will result in tangible improvements in the health of local people and be of benefit to the wider NHS. 

Q Who is leading this campaign?

A The NHS Employers organisation is leading on the campaign.  

Q I am already a RCN Diversity champion can I be both?

A Yes, these roles can complement each other.

Q I am also a patient safety champion and a dignity champion?

A Yes, these roles can complement each other.

Q Should I tell my equality and diversity lead that I have signed up?

A Yes. We are aware that PFD champions and Equality and Diversity leads are looking at innovative ways of supporting and networking with each other locally to promote the campaign. You may receive an internal email from your E&D lead inviting you to get in touch, alternatively we suggest that you make contact with them. 

Q What are the benefits?

A By signing up to be a champion you will:

  • be doing your bit to help your trust move towards the delivery of personal, fair and diverse services for both staff and patients
  • be part of a national movement dedicated to improving health outcomes for everyone
  • have access to the latest information and thinking on creating a personal, fair and diverse NHS
  • have opportunities to connect with colleagues locally and nationally
  • be able to share information and ideas and engage others
  • help to put the equalities agenda into the spotlight.

Q If I want to report an equality and diversity issue, what should I do?

A You should speak to your line manager so that the issue can be dealt with at an early stage, if this is not appropriate you should refer to your organisation's policy.

Q How can I share what I have done to contribute to creating a personal, fair and diverse NHS?

A It would be great to hear about what you have done, you can do this by emailing PFDChamps@nhsemployers.org or join the conversation on twitter @PFDChamps.

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