14 / 12 / 2013 11.37am
It's been a busy year for the Equality & Diversity team at NHS Employers. We continue to grow the Personal, Fair and Diverse brand and embed the values of the NHS Constitution into everything we do.
Looking back over the last 12 months, here are some of our achievements.
We presented PFD awards to a number of champions. Keep an eye out as we'll be running these again in 2014.
We launched the inaugural HSJ BME Pioneers List – sponsored by NHS Employers (along with the BMA and the Leadership Academy).
We showcased our own BME trailblazers in Black History Month.
Professor Carol Baxter, Head of Equality & Diversity collected the Lifetime Achievement award from EMBRACE for promoting Equality & Diversity in the NHS.
Paul Deemer, Deputy Head, E&D collected an award from the Gay and Lesbian Association of Doctors and Dentists (GLADD) for his support of their work and agenda.
Paul Deemer also had the honour of presenting the award for the most Family-Friendly Deanery / NHS Employing Organisation at the Medical Women’s Federation (MWF) conference.
Mohamed Jogi, Programme Manager, E&D collected awards from EMBRACE for his Network Leadership work with the Ambulance Service. He also collected the Shining Light award from Asian Fire Service Association (AFSA), which recognises his exceptional contribution and commitment to AFSA's strategic direction.
NHS Employers also launched the CEO PFD ambassador profiling programme – this will lead our work going into 2014.
NHS Employers organisation – under the PFD banner - attended NHS Values Summits in Bristol, Manchester and finally in London where the refreshed Equality Diversity System 2 toolkit was launched. At the London event NHS Employers jointly facilitated a workshop with Health Education England colleagues on best practice in using the EDS – showcasing the work of two of our partner sites – Royal Salford and UCLH.
We took a prominent role in the value based recruitment work with Health Education England as part of their working group.
We continue to promote the Stonewall Healthcare Equality Index to NHS organisations and hope to work more closely in 2014 with Stonewall as part of Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Week 2014.
The independent Steering Group’s report of the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) review and government response.
In September we launched the PFD app for iPhone and Android. A great way to help people learn more about equality and diversity and sign up to be a champion.
During Black History Month 2013 - we looked back at BME people who had an impact on healthcare worldwide.
Wo provided guidance on wearing face veils in the workplace - guidance for organisations on best practice.
#eqw2013 - we proudly led on the second NHS wide Equality, Diversity and Human rights week - and it was a huge success.
We waved, we whistled, we danced in the rain at Leeds Pride 2013.
Once again we supported the Mary Seacole awards and announced the winners of this years prizes.
The new E&D partners cohort for 2013/14 were announced during #eqw2013 - with a Mental Health Charity making the list of 20 partners.
Mohamed Jogi has worked hard to extend the PFD brand into the Fire & Rescue service - this was cemented when two fire and rescue services signed a PFD charter at the AFSA.
2013 in a nutshell
As you can see it's been busy - we expect 2014 to be just as busy. In fact, we're already starting to plan for the third Equality, Diversity and Human rights week. Get in touch with us if you're planning something.
We're always keen to hear from you - EqualityandDiversityTeam@nhsemployers.org