Partners meeting summary - 16 September 2015

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28 / 9 / 2015 2.54pm

The second diversity and inclusion partners meeting for the 2015 - 16 cohort was themed around systems thinking.

The day began with Kate Milton & Habib Naqvi from NHS England providing a commissioner's perspective to the partners on current NHS systems. They shared the latest policy and practice, and the latest tools and support to help implement both the Equality Delivery System (EDS2) and the Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES). 

The second session was an interactive workshop led by Ricky Somal from Southern Healthcare Trust who outlined a provider’s perspective. He outlined the importance of challenging existing mind-sets and developing systems and structures to ensure that both EDS2 and WRES become part of an organisation's business planning process.

The third session was ran by speaker, Julie Charles, Equalities National Council (ENC). She told her story of encouraging the NHS to empower and develop members of communities who are at most risk and in need. Julie shared insights and experience of how she has achieved support from organisations in working together to make change happen. 

The sessions were followed by time for the partners to share their views on the day and experiences of using systems such as EDS2 to address the complex issue of bullying and harassment.

Robyn Vesey & Dr Garfield Harmon, Tavistock Consulting

using the psychodynamic approach facilitated a series of discussions which allowed partners to think about the psychological and emotional dynamics commonly associated with dealing with bullying and harassment within an organisation. 

The next partners meeting will be held on the 9 Dec 2015.

If you'd like to find out more about the above information, or diversity and inclusion in general, please email the diversity and inclusion team. 

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