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Applications are now open for organisations to join the NHS Employers Equality and Diversity Partners programme 2015/6.
The Partners programme is designed to support participating trusts over the year to develop, maintain and enhance the equality and diversity agenda in their organisations.
The focus of the programme is based around five development meetings throughout the year. These meetings provide Partners with detailed strategic policy support, undertake personal development and give an opportunity to network with colleagues in the NHS and industry experts.
Benefits of being a Partner
We work closely with our Partners to support them and help embed the equality and diversity agenda into their organisation. Other key benefits for an organisation to become a Partner include:
- Increased profile of your organisation at network events, conferences and through the NHS Employers website and communications.
- Advice, guidance and assistance from NHS Employers in meeting the minimum requirements of the Equality Act 2010.
- Free access to training, development, coaching and mentoring for the Partner lead person on the use of the tools within the programme.
The deadline for applications is Thursday 2 April. The new partners for our 2015/16 programme will be announced during Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Week which this year runs from Monday 11 May to Friday 15 May.
You can find out more about the programme, the benefits, what Partner status means and download the forms to complete your submission on the Partners web pages.