Diversity and Inclusion

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Equality, diversity and inclusion continue to be at the heart of the NHS strategy.

Investing in a diverse NHS workforce enables us to deliver a more inclusive service and improve patient care.

Equality is about creating a fairer society where everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their potential. Diversity is about recognising and valuing difference in its broadest sense. Inclusion is about an individual’s experience within the workplace and in wider society and the extent to which they feel valued and included.

NHS Employers' diversity and inclusion team represents the views of NHS organisations on equality and diversity issues and also offer a broad range of advice, guidance and practical support for trusts.

Diversity and inclusion in practice

In the NHS, equality and diversity are crucial to delivering quality services.

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Our networks provide an opportunity to develop equality performance in your own trust as well as provide a steer on what the priorities for the NHS Equality and Diversity Council should be for the next few years.

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Get involved

Find out how you can get involved with equality,diversity and human rights week, celebrating diversity and view our BME trailblazers series.

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Need to know

View all the latest guidance and information on key topics and issues. 


Tools and resources

View the latest tools to help you continue to embed equality and diversity in your trust. 

Related News

The Inclusive Revolution

The 2016 Diversity and Inclusion conference took place on 21 September, take a look at the conference storify and a gallery of images from the day.

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Equality and Human Rights Commission and NHS England seminars

NHS England and the EHRC are jointly hosting a series of seminars to support organisations in meeting the Public Sector Equality Duty.

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