The Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Group (EDIG) is a national technical group of the NHS Staff Council and works to deliver the equality agenda.
The group comprises of employer and trade union representatives from across the NHS and health care.
The Scottish Government, Welsh Assembly Government and the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (Northern Ireland) are also represented on the EDIG.
The EDIG works in partnership and prepares an annual work programme which is agreed by the executive of the NHS Staff Council. Part of this work includes reviewing sections of the NHS Terms and Conditions of Service Handbook to ensure it meets equality legislation and is in line with best practice. The most recent sections that EDIG have reviewed and updated are one to six, which includes sections on pay, progression and overtime.
The group has also reviewed and contributed to the July 2021 Joint negotiating guidance - reviewing flexible working policies.
If you work within equality, diversity and inclusion in an NHS organisation and are interested in becoming a member of EDIG, please do get in touch with us to express your interest by emailing: email@example.com.
Take a look at some of EDIG’s resources to support you in your organisation:
Equalities homeworking guidance
Guidance from the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Group (EDIG) which supports section 35 of the NHS Terms and Conditions of Service Handbook.
2 October 2023
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
Improving staff equality networks through partnership working
As the role of the staff network grows, how they interact with existing forums becomes even more important to ensuring groups work effectively.
19 November 2021
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Training
Published by the NHS Staff Council, this is a framework for the delivery of mandatory NHS equality, diversity and inclusion training for all staff.
15 October 2021