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.

2018 Disability Summit 

Find out what happened at the summit, take a look at presentations from key note speakers and see a summary of key discussion points raised by delegates.


2017 Disability summit

Find out what happened at the summit, take a look at presentations from key note speakers and see a summary of key discussion points raised by delegates.

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Diversity and Inclusion Conference 2017

Our post conference resources include a gallery of images and highlights from the social media chatter in our twitter moment.


Diversity and inclusion in practice

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


Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Week 2017

NHS Employers invites you to celebrate the sixth Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Week, EQW2017.


Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Week 2018

Get involved in the seventh Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Week #EQW2018, which take place from 14 to 18 May 2018.

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Pride 2018

Find out what is happening nationally and get involved in your local Pride event.

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LGBT equality in the workplace

Learn more about LGBT equality in the NHS with tools, resources and shared learning.

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Creating a personal, fair & diverse NHS

Join our vibrant network of champions who are committed to taking action, however small, to create a personal, fair and diverse workplace.

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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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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

Speak Up Month - October 2018

We're supporting Speak Up Month this October, which encourages NHS organisations to raise awareness of how staff can speak up if they have concerns at work.

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Webinar - supporting trans and non-binary people to achieve legal recognition 

NHS Employers and enei are hosting a webinar on 4 October to discuss the Gender Recognition Act consultation as well as the HR and data issues related to the employment of trans people.

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