15 / 5 / 2015 11.10am
Over the last week NHS Employers has been co-ordinating the fourth NHS-wide Equality, Diversity and Human Rights week. Helping organisations across England to showcase the work they are doing to make the NHS a great place to work.
We've had the help of experts in the field who've contributed to the weeks' resources. Here's a recap of some of them:
Paul Deemer, head of equality, diversity and human rights, NHS Employers said "We have been overwhelmed by the response and level of involvement of people across the NHS during Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Week 2015. The response through Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and face to face has been incredible - with hundreds of events of all sizes being held across the country. These ranged from our own Disability Summit to equality tea mornings and local diversity events. I would like to personally thank NHS colleagues in Nottingham, Coventry and Barts Health in London for inviting along to their events and allowing me to be involved with the fantastic work they are doing in their local areas.
I have been energised and inspired by the people I have met this week - and by their commitment to this work. The future is bright - and there is a rainbow arching over the NHS which gives me great hope that the next year will be a significant one for us all."
The week is over but the work at organisations across England will continue. It's because of the work across the NHS that we continue to make steps towards ensuring that everyone at work is treated with the respect and dignity they deserve. We hope the week has given you the a platform you need to discuss equality, diversity and inclusion matters more freely as well as an opportunity to get involved and make a difference.
Don't worry if you've missed anything because it's all on the equality, diversity and human rights week calendar.