Diversity and inclusion

EQW17 resources

NHS Employers diversity and inclusion team supports and showcases the latest developments, both within and outside of the NHS. Using the latest evidence base around equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) to stimulate action on the ground and seeking to change the focus of the debate from equality inputs, to proven business outcomes. In doing so, supporting NHS trusts to co-design services with diverse patients, people and communities.

Some of our priorities for 2018/19 include supporting organisations to:

  • develop their capacity to manage diversity and inclusion through our national partners programme and alumni network
  • work effectively with regional equality networks    
  • implement the NHS Workforce Disability Equality Standard
  • recruit people with learning difficulties
  • improve gender equality and the gender pay gap       
  • better understand NHS chaplaincy, wider faith and belief issues.   

In addition, we co-ordinate annually a national Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Week and also Disability Summit to celebrate achievements, share learning and highlight the work organisations have undertaken to create a fairer, more inclusive NHS. 

Policy and guidance

Policy and guidance

Access a range of policy and guidance to support you and your organisation with diversity and inclusion issues.

Campaigns and events

Campaigns and events

Find out more about our diversity and inclusion campaigns and events including Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Week, Disability Summit and Pride.

Partners and alumni

Diversity and inclusion partners programme

Our partners and alumni programmes support participating trusts to progress and develop their equality performance and to build capacity in this area.



Explore existing networks in the NHS and learn more about our network of Personal Fair and Diverse NHS champions as well as advice and guidance on setting up your own network.

Tools and resources

Tools and resources

Our user friendly resource library, including blogs, case studies, podcasts, videos and research, will help you quickly find the tools you need to develop and improve diversity and inclusion in your organisation.

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