Our equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) programme is led by our EDI group made up of members leading our EDI networks and partnerships tackling inequality. We support members to improve EDI accountability and leadership through equitable processes and partnerships that count.
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. The NHS Confederation also hosts the independent NHS Race and Health Observatory, which offers valuable support to members.
The EDI programme is built on a framework that is centered on three key strands with measurable outcomes.
May 2021 update: COVID-19 and the female health and care workforce survey
This new report from the NHS Confederation's Health & Care Women Leaders Network presents the findings of a survey commissioned by the network.
5 May 2021
Our EDI programme develops a framework for members and systems which is centered around three key strands with measurable outcomes: accountability, leadership and equity.
We develop practical resources, including tools, case studies and guidance to support leaders across the system.
What do #LeadersLookLike to you?
Find out how to get involved in this campaign to create a more inclusive notion of leadership in the health and care sector.
10 May 2021
How NHS organisations are supporting black and minority ethnic staff through COVID-19 and beyond
Examples of how NHS organisations and integrated care systems have supported BME staff following COVID-19 risk assessments.
28 April 2021
Supporting the LGBTQ+ population through COVID-19 and beyond
For the LGBTQ+ population to recover and thrive after the pandemic, the way services are designed and delivered must change.
8 December 2020
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.
Increasing vaccine uptake: lessons for future success
What can be learned from community action to increase uptake of the COVID-19 vaccine?
4 June 2021
Get over it: how speaking up and listening well supports equality, diversity and inclusion
On International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia & Transphobia, Russell Parkinson recommends a healthy speaking up culture to enable positive change.
17 May 2021
Matthew Taylor's speech to NHS Confed Conference 2021
Our new chief executive delivers the opening address at our flagship annual conference and exhibition.
15 June 2021
Race is a function of racism; we ignore that reality at our peril, say leaders
Response to the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities' report into racial and ethnic disparities in the UK.
31 March 2021
Innovation across NHS Wales in response to COVID-19
Hear about the innovation that has taken place across the NHS in Wales in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
17 June 2021 09:30 - 11:00 GMT
Supporting the LGBTQ+ population - creating visible leadership and confident staff tweet chat
Join us on Monday 28 June between 7-8pm for a tweet chat on creating visible LGBTQ+ leadership.
28 June 2021 19:00 - 20:00 GMT
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Health & Care Women Leaders Network newsletter
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