Putting diversity on the map

working better for patients

26 / 8 / 2015 1.33pm

September marks a significant month for the NHS Employers Diversity and Inclusion team. 

We have a major national conference on the 23 September, as well as getting involved in a series of events including, National Inclusion Week and National Work Life Week. We will also be pushing through a range of work to support employers around both the Workforce Race Equality Standard and employing people with learning disabilities. 

So here’s a full breakdown of what we are planning:

Working Better for Patients: Diversity and Inclusion in the NHS National Conference 

We will explore the important role of diverse leadership and inclusive workforce practices in health and care and how we can make real progress from diversity and inclusion for the benefit of staff and patients to visit here to book your place visit.     

National Inclusion Week 2015

The week of 21 – 25 September is National Inclusion Week, and the theme for this year is ‘It can be you’. 

To take part please register your interest on their website.

Working Families National Work Life Week

The same week is also the National Work Life Week highlighting the benefits of facilitating the well-being and work-life balance of staff. 

Find out more information about the week on their website

Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES).  

NHS Employers is working closely with NHS England and employers across the regions to organise a series of workshops. These are designed to build up and share learning from the publication of the first tranche of WRES data in July 2015. 

To book your place visit the website.  

Employing more people with learning disabilities. 

Following an enthusiastic response from employerst, NHS Employers and NHS England – on behalf of the Equality and Diversity Council – are going to be publishing a series of practical guides, toolkits and other resources to support developing employment strategies. Look out for these at the Working Better for Patients conference – and via the learning disabilities web page. 

One of our associates, the Equality and Diversity Forum, has developed a collection of essays by academics and policy thinkers from across the UK. This highlights who makes useful connections between different agendas, sectors and places to help tackle disadvantage and inequality more effectively. 

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