Get involved in Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Week

EQW 2021

Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Week (#EQW2021) starts today, Monday 10 May, and runs until Friday 14 May 2021. EQW2021 is a national platform for organisations to highlight their work to create a fairer and more inclusive NHS for patients and staff.

#EQW2021 provides an opportunity for us to promote, showcase and celebrate the amazing work going on across the health and social care sector around the areas of equality, diversity and inclusion. Health and care organisations from across the country are hosting awareness events and activities, some of which are detailed below. A full list can be found on our #EQW2021 page. 

  • Monday 10 May 10-12noon   
    Virtual EQW2021 launch event  

    We are hosting this event in partnership with Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust, the event brings together NHS trusts who are part of the NHS Employers Diversity and Inclusion Partners and Alumni programmes to formally launch the week.
  • Thursday 13 May 3.30-4.30pm 
    Webinar - How can networks support the health and wellbeing of staff?            

    We have teamed up with our Health and Care LGBTQ+ Leaders Network, BME Leadership Network, Health & Care Women Leaders Network, and Health and Wellbeing team to deliver this webinar. During this session we will explore how networks have made adjustments to how they operate during the pandemic, the health and wellbeing challenges their members have faced and the crucial support networks provide. Find out more information and how to register.
  • Thursday 13 May 8-9pm
    Tweet chat - Autism, identity and inclusion 

    We are delighted to be supporting a tweet chat organised by University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust. During this session we will have an open discussion on the relationship between autism and identity, listen to autistic voices and better understand how we can support autistic people as allies. To join the conversation use hashtag #AutisticIdentity
  • Friday 14 May 9.30am – 5pm  
    Webinar - Where do we go with race equality now in 2021? 

    In collaboration with colleagues from the NHS, fire, and the police we have put together an event addressing race equality within the context of employment and how services are designed. To find out more and how to register email

Further information on #EQW2021

Access the full list of events and download our digital resources to support your activities. If you have any queries please email

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