Using the latest evidence and research, we champion action on the ground to improve staff experience and organisational culture. We seek to support NHS trusts to design services which serve and reflect their diverse patients, people and communities.
All of our work is shaped by three principles - leadership, accountability and equity. These principles are echoed in the NHS People Plan, and specifically the ambitions to look after our people and create a sense of belonging in our workplaces. We therefore work closely with colleagues across the NHS Confederation and health and social care system to achieve this.
Some of our priorities for 2022/23 include supporting organisations to:
- ensure equality considerations are an integral part of COVID-19 guidance
- develop their capacity to manage diversity and inclusion through our national Diversity in Health and Care Partners Programme
- work effectively with regional equality networks
- implement the NHS Workforce Disability Equality Standard and support staff with disabilities
- recruit people with learning difficulties
- improve gender equality and the gender pay gap
- advance equality for LGBTQ+ staff and patients.
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2022 enei award winners announced
The winners of the Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion (enei) Inclusivity Excellence Awards were announced on 30 November 2022.
1 December 2022
To help build a disability positive NHS we held our annual Disability Summit on 7 December 2022.
7 December 2022 09:00 - 16:30 GMT
I don’t want to be called disabled
Paul Deemer talks about the language used to describe disability and the impact it has on disabled staff recording their disability on ESR.
2 December 2022
Understanding intersectionality and engaging with diverse staff and communities
As part of Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Week, Dr Shamaila Anwar talks about intersectionality and creating psychological safety.
6 May 2022
Access our resources to support you and your organisation with diversity and inclusion issues, and also the needs of staff with protected characteristics
Understanding disability infographic
Access our infographic to understand what a disability is and learn how organisations and managers can support disability in the workplace.
15 December 2022
Public Sector Equality Duty monitoring and publication requirements
Public authorities are required to publish information annually on how they are complying with the equality duty.
14 July 2022
Partnership working during organisational change
Find out how staff networks supported University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust during a period of organisational change.
7 July 2022
Embedding the Workforce Disability Equality Standard
Learn about the Workforce Disability Equality Standard (WDES) and access guidance and resources to help you support staff with disabilities.
10 May 2022
NHS Disabled staff experiences during COVID-19 report
This report outlines the working experiences of NHS disabled staff during the first wave of the pandemic, access the key findings and recommendations.
21 March 2022
Diversity in Health and Care Partners Programme
This programme supports health and care organisations to create more inclusive workplace cultures, where difference is welcomed and celebrated.
16 September 2022
Health and Care Women Leaders Network
A strong, united and influential voice for women working across health and care. The network hosts events, masterclasses and tweet chats, and shares learning through podcasts, blogs, videos and key reports.
BME Leadership Network
Strengthens the voice of black and minority ethnic (BME) leaders in England and supports health and care organisations to meet the needs of all communities.