Diversity and inclusion partners programme

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The diversity and inclusion partners programme supports health and care organisations to foster and develop inclusive workplace cultures where uniqueness of beliefs, backgrounds, talents, capabilities and ways of living are welcomed and celebrated.


The programme has supported over 300 organisations over the last ten years, encouraging collaborative working, sharing innovation and best practice, and making change happen. Using an organisational and cultural change framework, the programme is centred around national NHS standards such as:


  • the Workforce Race Equality Standard
  • the Workforce Disability Equality Standard
  • sexual orientation monitoring
  • the equality delivery system
  • gender pay gap reporting.

The programme runs annually over a 12-month period from April to March, with the opportunity to attend four one-day learning modules in June, September, December and April. It nurtures and guides board members, equality, HR, service improvement and organisational development leads.

Participants can claim up to 16 hours of CPD learning by attending the four learning modules.

To find out more information visit our diversity and inclusion partners programme pages and read our partners programme brochure.

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