18 / 4 / 2016 9am
NHS Employers invites you to celebrate the success of the fifth Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Week #EQW2016, which took place from 16 - 20 May 2016.
Coordinated by NHS Employers, #EQW2016 is a national platform for organisations to highlight their work to create a fairer, more inclusive NHS for patients and staff.
Making change happen
The theme for this year is Making change happen.
The focus for the week, and beyond, is on how health and social care organisations have used the levers of the Equality Delivery System (EDS2) and the Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) to support change within their workplaces. Organisations are encouraged to celebrate how they have used their staff networks and social networks, including the Personal, Fair and Diverse model, to empower and engage with staff.
NHS Employers activities
Our activities calendar shows the resources launched throughout the week. These included blogs from equality, diversity and human rights experts, a podcast from Liverpool and other new products. We also hosted the Inclusive Leadership awards on Wednesday 18 May.
Show your support on social media by signing up to our Making change happen Twibbon campaign and catch up with our #EQW2016 storify for all the chat.
If you missed the #bullyingEQW twitter chat take a look at the storify capturing highlights from the conversation.
As part of the wide-ranging programme of activity at this year’s annual conference, there are two sessions that we’d like to highlight to participants and supporters of Equality Week 2016:
Focusing on workforce race equality to deliver better care outcomes and performance
This session explores progress on the implementation of the NHS Workforce Race Equality Standard, drawing on the recommendations of the baseline data returns from NHS trusts and supported by practical examples of effective change.
The communications toolkit will help you to deliver your local campaign. It contains key facts and stats, top tips and templates to help you get your message out through your own channels and local media.
Tools and resources
Use the Equality Week logo on any communications materials related to the week.
Help spread the word through your digital communications.
Display these posters around your organisation to promote your activities.
'I'm making change happen' social media resources
Print off our 'I'm making change happen' hands, take pictures with your team and colleagues and post on social media channels to help encourage conversation around #EQW2016.