Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Week 2024

#EQW2024 is taking place on 13-17 May and is a national campaign for health and care organisations. Find out what is planned for the week.

28 March 2024

Now in its twelfth year, the week is a platform for health and care organisations to highlight their work to create a fairer and more inclusive NHS for patients and staff.

During the week, health and care organisations from across the country support the campaign and host activities to promote and celebrate the great work taking place around equality, diversity and inclusion. 

Each day we will focus on a different theme and share good practice during the week. This year, we are also celebrating and promoting the work of the NHS Confederation's three diverse leadership networks: Health and Care Women Leaders Network, Health and Care LGBTQ+ Leaders Network and the BME Leadership Network.

To help you run your own campaign, access our links to a variety of resources which support our #EQW2024 themes, including guidance, videos, case studies, blogs and infographics.  

Keep an eye on this page during #EQW2024 as we will be adding new content.

Monday 13 May

Hidden Disabilities

Tuesday 14 May

Fostering excellence in tackling inequality

Wednesday 15 May 

Creating anti-racist organisations

  • Join the BME Leadership Network which strengthens the voice of NHS black and minority ethnic (BME) leaders and supports NHS organisations to meet the needs of all communities. The network welcomes both BME leaders and allies.
  • Sign up for the BME Leadership Network’s anti-racism bulletin.
  • Join the BME Leadership Network of Network Leaders. Open to chairs and leads of BME/BAME networks, providing an opportunity to meet virtually and share challenges, experiences and good practice.
  • Read the NHS Confederation's Commit, understand, act: anti-racism strategy and find out how it supports its members to be anti-racist organisations and systems.
Thursday 16 May

A spotlight on women leaders

Friday 17 May

International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT)


Get involved

Please let us know at how you are supporting #EQW2024 this year and we will add your activities to this page. 

Follow @NHSE_Diversity on X (Twitter) and use hashtag #EQW2024.