Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Group


The Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Group (EDIG) is a national technical group of the NHS Staff Council and works to deliver the equality agenda. The EDIG works in partnership and prepares an annual work programme which is agreed by the executive of the NHS Staff Council.

You can find more information in the terms of reference.

The table below lists the employer representatives who sit on the EDIG. 


Job title


Yemisi Oluyede (employer representatives chair)

Head of Workforce Health, Diversity and Equality Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

Ludlow Johnson

Equality and Diversity Manager

South Central Ambulance Service NHS Trust

 Balwinder Kaur

Equality and Inclusion Manager

Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Partnership NHS Trust

Charlotte Johnson Head of Education, Learning & Development Services Whittington Health
Andrea Smith Equality & Diversity Manager Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust
Ricky Somal
Equality & Diversity Lead
Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

The Scottish Government, Welsh Assembly Government and the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (Northern Ireland) are also represented on the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Group.

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