16 / 4 / 2015 3.32pm
This year’s Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Week will take place between 11–15 May 2015.
The theme for the week long celebration of diversity is ‘linking our thinking’. This theme focuses on thought diversity and how this can contribute to addressing and solving problems for all under-represented and disadvantaged groups and individuals within the workplace.
To promote the latest thinking in the fields of the nine characteristics NHS employers will be releasing a host of resources such as:
- a twitterchat chaired by Roger Kline, Research Fellow, Middlesex University Business School and Dr Umesh Prabhu, Medical Director of Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust on the subject of race
- a toolkit - packed full of useful information, tips and guidance on planning your equality week
- an interactive map of key events - where events are taking place across England
- a range of posters - to help you spread the work locally
- a selection of infographics - updated race, ethnicity and age infographics and a new disability infographic
- a series of blogs - covering different areas of equality, diversity and inclusion.
NHS Employers is hosting a free Disability Summit on Wednesday 13 May at Horizon Leeds. During this conference we will be asking our audience to input their recommendations for changes to the ways of working for people with disabilities. We will also reveal the outcomes of our research work with Disability Rights UK over the last six months.
Many NHS trusts are using the week to promote the work of their staff and local communities who are working together to create a fairer and more diverse NHS for everyone. We need your help to share the tools and resources and promote the events taking place during the week to create momentum for equality and diversity within the NHS workforce. Find out more about the week on our May 2015: Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Week
Follow the conversation on twitter by using #eqw2015. Take the poll on our homepage and tell us if you're getting involved.