Widening participation as a strategic approach - case study

30 / 03 / 2021

Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust sits in the second most-deprived area of England, with low quality housing, a transient community, and poor levels of education.

The trust developed a widening participation programme as part of their core strategy to attract a diverse workforce, capturing talent from the local community who have a wealth of transferable qualifications and skills.

By facilitating people from the local refugee and migrant population to return to a career in healthcare, and also engaging with young people and ex-offenders, the trust and the community have reaped huge rewards, helping 300 people take steps to return to a medical workforce role.

Learn more about this initiative by reading this case study.

Also access the podcast produced on their approach to inclusive recruitment, and how apprenticeships form a key part of this.

The trust has previously participated in the NHS Employers Diversity and Inclusion Partners programme, find out more about the programme and how it supports trusts to foster and develop inclusive workplace cultures.

Further information

Learn more about recruiting from your local community, refugee healthcare professionals and inclusive recruitment.


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