We are delighted to announce that 39 NHS organisations have been chosen to be part of our 2019/20 diversity and inclusion partners programme following a rigorous selection process.
Over a 12 month period, NHS Employers will work with the partners to help progress and develop their diversity and inclusion performance and to build their capacity in this area. The programme will be delivered in four modules, with content relevant to the latest diversity and inclusion policy, as well as providing opportunities to network and share good practice.
Paul Deemer, head of diversity and inclusion at NHS Employers, said:
“The partners programme and the associated alumni programme continue to go from strength to strength. This year we have 39 health and social care organisations joining us on the partners programme to work together to integrate and embed diversity and inclusion both within their own organisations, but also across their wider regions and STP footprints. We will have a similar number of alumni organisations this year.
Both partners and alumni will be helping us in a variety of ways throughout the year, including research, piloting and testing new policies and working closely with our national partners such as NHS England, NHS Improvement and Health Education England amongst others. We are very much looking forward to the year ahead and hope that by being part of the programme both the partners and the alumni will develop best practice, pioneer new thinking and develop new solutions to help the health and social care sector to provide a more inclusive and diverse service to the communities we serve.”
Learn more about the partners programme and access the full list of 2019/20 diversity and inclusion partners. In a new blog, Ruth Dolby from Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust shares her experiences of being part of the NHS Employers partners programme and the impact this has had within her organisation.