2020/21 diversity and inclusion partner organisations

Streamlining region by region

The diversity and inclusion partners programme supports participating trusts to progress and develop their equality performance over a period of 12 months, and is closely aligned to the Equality Delivery System (EDS2). 

63 organisations from across health and social care have been selected to be part of our 2020/21 diversity and inclusion partners programme. 



Participating organisations by region

North West

  • Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
  • Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • NHS Bolton Clinical Commissioning Group
  • North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Yorkshire and Humber

  • Airedale NHS Foundation Trust
  • Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust
  • Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • NHS Digital
  • Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust
  • Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust

North East

  • County Durham & Darlington Fire & Rescue Service
  • Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and Northumberland County Council
  • South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust

West Midlands

  • Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Trust
  • Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust
  • The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Warwickshire Fire & Rescue Service
  • West Midlands Fire Service

East Midlands

  • Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
  • Lincolnshire Community Health Services
  • Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
  • Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • St Andrew’s Healthcare
  • University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

East of England

  • Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
  • Herts Valleys Clinical Commissioning Group
  • NHS Norfolk and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group
  • NHS North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Norfolk & Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn NHS Foundation Trust
  • West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust


  • Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust  
  • Croydon Health Services NHS Trust
  • East London NHS Foundation Trust
  • Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust
  • Practice Plus Group (formerly Care UK)
  • Whittington Health NHS Trust

South West

  • Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
  • Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Devon Partnership NHS Trust
  • Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
  • The Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Trust

South Central & South East Coast

  • Ashford and St. Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 
  • Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service
  • Isle of Wight NHS Trust
  • Sussex Clinical Commissioning Groups
  • West Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Group

South East

  • Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust
  • South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

The MERIT consortium

The MERIT consortium is made up of Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust and Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust. These organisations are awarded joint partners status for 2020/21 and will attend partner meetings to promote partnership working and share good practice with the other partners.

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