Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Equality, diversity and inclusion remains at the heart of everything we do.  Our ambition is to continually raise awareness and to support the NHS as an organisation full of people from diverse backgrounds we advocate inclusion and participation for everyone, upholding diversity, fairness, and individual choices. We value difference. 

We continue to provide a range of programmes and events designed to enable staff to develop and excel in their roles and to realise their full potential and promote good inclusive leadership skills at every level. 


We continue to run a series of a series of bitesize events covering any aspects of EDI and this year will also be holding ‘One Voice – a personal story’ a series of personal stories told by staff of their lived experiences.  To catch up on these events, follow the link to this page.

Menopause events

We are pleased to announce that we are now holding a bi-monthly Menopause coffee and chat session from 12.30 until 13.30 for any staff wishing to come along and just have a chat with other NHS colleagues also going through the menopause. 

Facilitated by Wendy Walker, Positive Action Inclusion Co-ordinator, this will be a drop in session, offering a safe space and an opportunity to share experiences and support each other. 

If you have any topics of conversation you would like to see discussed at the group and would like us to put this forward for you please do let us know and we would be happy to do so. Please contact us via [email protected] if you’d like more information on this group.

If you would like to attend please fill the form below and we will add you to our attendee list.

Past Events and Resources 

If you wish to re-visit some of our past EDI events such as celebrating women in leadership and staff networks working together with some of our staff networks and partners, please follow the link to this page.

Also, we have started to put together some valuable EDI resources please do check out this page here.

If you wish to add to this and share your own EDI resources please do so by sending information to [email protected]

Visible Leaders Network  

Our aim is to work with staff networks and support them in anyway we can.   We have been fortunate to work with some of the NHS

Our Visible Leaders Network is aimed at NHS Staff from a Black, Asian and Ethnic Monitory background, bands 3 to 8a, who are looking to develop into leadership roles.  Offering support, guidance, networking and leadership development opportunities this is a great chance for like-minded individuals to get together.  By minority ethnic we mean any racial background you identify with.

Further information can be found here. 

Staff Networks  

Our aim is to work with staff networks and support them in any way we can.   We have been fortunate to work with some of the NHS England staff networks and value the skills, expertise and knowledge and support they can provide.  In assisting us with learning and awareness events has provided an invaluable opportunity and a must for all staff. 

 NHS England’s People’s Voice Ambassadors 

The People’s Voice Ambassadors is an initiative in which ordinary people come together to work with NHS Staff to build and support the NHS from the perspective of the Ambassador or patient.  To tell their stories and share their lived experiences.  

To investigate this further click here.