29 / 05 / 2013
This report highlights ways in which providers and commissioners have developed innovative solutions and approaches to better cater for and engage with BME communities.
Equality and diversity are often seen as mandatory statutory considerations, ‘morally right’ actions and activities, or exercises in political correctness.
In truth, the guiding principles of the NHS make it clear that embracing and promoting equality and diversity are crucial to delivering the highest quality service to the public we serve.
There are significant barriers to accessing healthcare for large sections of our society. We see many examples in the NHS of where ‘barrier busting’ is happening, led by inspirational and dedicated leaders. This paper highlights just some of these examples.