Equality, diversity and inclusion

Supporting members to embed equality, diversity and inclusion into service planning and delivery to meet the needs of all communities.
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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.

  • 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.