NHS Employers names diversity and inclusion partners for 2017-18

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NHS Employers is proud to announce the selection of its Diversity and Inclusion Partners for 2017-18. 

Following a tough selection process, a total of 30 NHS organisations have made it through to be included in this year’s programme.

Through the free programme, NHS Employers supports participating trusts to build on their performance on diversity and inclusion over a year-long period.

NHS organisations are awarded partner status once they have shown that they are sticking to the following criteria:
• that they are improving patient access services and experience; 
• that they have empowered, engaged and well-supported staff; 
• that they have inclusive leadership at all levels; 
• that they are delivering better health outcomes for all, including those in underrepresented groups.
Support will include four interactive modules, designed by the partners themselves to help them stay on the cutting edge of policy, as well as providing opportunities to share good practice and network.
The programme is also closely aligned with NHS England’s Equality Delivery System

Paul Deemer, head of diversity and inclusion at NHS Employers, said: “We are delighted at the response this year to our call for applications to the partners programme, in terms of quantity and quality. 

“We have heard from a wide range of organisations – by both type and geographical spread – and we look forward to supporting them on good diversity practice within their organisations.”

Diversity and Inclusion Partners 2017/18

2gether NHS Foundation Trust
Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 
Care UK
Cheshire and Wirral NHS Foundation Trust
Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHSFT
City Healthcare Partnership CIC
East and North Herts NHS Trust
East Cheshire NHS Trust
Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust
Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service
Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
NHS Blood and Transplant
Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust 
North Somerset Community Partnership
North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust
North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust
Nottingham North and East CCG
Queen Elizabeth Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
Salford, Bury and HMR CCGs
Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust
Solent NHS Trust
South Central Ambulance NHS Trust
Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust
United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust
Welsh Ambulance Service NHS Trust
Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust
MERIT (incl 4 trusts)
Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust
Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust 

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