Our equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) programme supports members to improve EDI accountability and leadership, tackling inequality through our EDI networks and partnerships.
We aim to increase the diversity of NHS leaders and to empower communities by working with a wide range of staff to develop and lead radical approaches addressing health inequity.
Our EDI programme has three key aims with measurable outcomes:
Development of radical co-produced EDI approaches, recognising that inequity in health outcomes and workforce inequality are interwoven; help members to use data to drive practical deliverables which reduce health inequality.
Help members to implement innovative and effective solutions for building diverse leadership; including increased non-executive director diversity.
An improved equality delivery system (EDS) to hold organisations to account; personally accountable service/system leaders using EDS data effectively to measurably tackle inequality.
The NHS Confederation also hosts the independent NHS Race and Health Observatory, which offers valuable support to members to identify and tackle ethnic inequalities in health and care.
Commit, understand, act: our anti-racism strategy
Supporting healthcare organisations to eliminate racism and reduce health inequalities through commitment, understanding and action.
Combatting racial discrimination against minority ethnic nurses and midwives
A new anti-racism resource has been published by NHS England to enable staff to take action against inequality.
3 November 2022
The unequal impact of COVID-19
How health and care systems are devising innovative approaches to mitigate the direct effects of COVID-19.
15 June 2022
Addressing health inequalities in Surrey through a BAME health alliance
Surrey Heartlands ICS provides a rapid response to discrimination and health inequalities in its workforce and community, through its BAME Alliance.
1 February 2022
Barts Health NHS Trust women’s network
The Health and Care Women Leaders Network is highlighting women's networks in health and care.
28 January 2022
Conversion therapy survey findings
Findings from the Health and Care LGBTQ+ Network and the Mental Health Network's survey asking for members' views on the conversion ban consultation.
7 December 2021
Health and Care Women Leaders Network
A strong, united and influential voice for women, embracing the multiple and intersectional identities that the word woman speaks to.
No shortcuts to tackling racism
Joan Saddler outlines how the NHS Confederation is helping members to tackle racism.
22 November 2022
Addressing shattered hopes
To address the findings of the NHS Confederation’s Shattered Hopes report, we must face the deep-rooted cultures of race inequality in the system.
4 August 2022
NHS Confederation launches anti-racism offer for members
The NHS Confederation is helping members to tackle racism through a new anti-racism strategy.
21 November 2022
Disability History Month 2022
Find out how to support this campaign, which is celebrated widely across the NHS.
15 November 2022
Watch: LGBTQ+ Inclusion Framework launch
Webinar which looked at what health and care organisations can do to improve LGBQT+ staff experience and patient outcomes.
28 September 2022 15:30 - 16:30 GMT
BME Leadership Network members' meeting
A face to face meeting for BME Leadership Network members took place during Black History Month in London.
12 October 2022 17:00 - 18:30 GMT
'Race, science and the NHS' with Dr Adam Rutherford
Our BME Leadership Network’s annual Black History Month event with author and broadcaster Dr Adam Rutherford took place on 12 October 2022..
12 October 2022 18:30 - 21:30 GMT
Health on the Line
New podcast series, hosted by Matthew Taylor, offers fresh perspectives on the healthcare challenges of our time and ways to confront them.
BME Leadership Network newsletter
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Health and Care Women Leaders Network newsletter
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