NHS Employers invites you to celebrate the sixth Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Week #EQW2017, which will take place from 15 to 19 May 2017.
Co-ordinated by NHS Employers, #EQW2017 is a national platform for organisations to highlight their work to create a fairer, more inclusive NHS for patients and staff.
Diverse, inclusive, together
The theme for this year is diverse, inclusive, together. The theme has been chosen to reflect the move across the health and social care sector towards collaboration and integration - as reflected in the Five Year Forward View and the emergence of Vanguards and Sustainability and Transformation Plans.
Working together makes the NHS stronger, we meet standards, enable change and collectively invest in the creation of a diverse and inclusive NHS workforce to deliver a more inclusive service and improved patient care.
Organisations are encouraged to celebrate the week, and highlight their activities to support a diverse, inclusive, together NHS workforce.
NHS Employers activities
Our activities calendar shows the activities and resources we have planned for #EQW2017.
|Monday 15 May
Read the latest information from NHS Confederation European Office about the plans for Brexit and the NHS workforce. You can find out about the Cavendish Coalition, join the conversation at #loveourEUstaff and sign up to the Brexit bulletin.
Watch and share our Brexit animation - find out what key issues will be negotiated over the next two years now Article 50 has been triggered.
We have also relaunched updated versions of our popular infographics, age, ethnicity and gender in the NHS.
Finally on day one of #EQW2017 take a look at our diversity and inclusion partners web page to see who the succesful applicants for our 2017/18 diversity and inclusion partners programme are.
|Tuesday 16 May
||Find out more about widening participation and the benefits of recruiting from your local communities to help tackle workforce supply challenges, and to ensure your workforce is representative of the areas you serve.
In a heartfelt blog Herpreet Bains talks about her personal journey and the challenges she faced to achieve her dream of becoming a paramedic.
|Wednesday 17 May
||Everything you wanted to know about intersectionality in a blog from Paul Deemer, Head of Diversity and Inclusion, NHS Employers.
If you missed the #EQW2017 intersectionality tweetchat with Paul Deemer and our panel of experts take a look at the round up to find out what was discussed.
|Thursday 18 May
||Read the second blog in a series from Anna Einarsdottir, senior lecturer at the University of York, about the research project she is leading in partnership with NHS Employers (and others) on LGBT networks in the NHS.
If you missed it read Anna's first blog, LGBT employee networks under the microscope.
|Friday 19 May
|To conclude #EQW2107, we will host a disability summit at our Horizon Leeds conference venue. Join us for an energetic, interactive, solutions focused day which will create space for conversation and constructive challenge through debate.
Book your place now.
The communications toolkit will help you to deliver your local campaign. It contains key facts and statistics, top tips, templates, tools and resources to help you get your message out through your own communication channels and local media.
Download the communications toolkit.
Tools and resources
Use the equality week logo on any communications materials related to the week.
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Help spread the word through your digital communications.
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Display these posters around your organisation to promote your activities.
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Social media resources
We have created a “together we are…” resource for you to print out, take pictures with your team and colleagues and post on social media channels to help encourage conversation around #EQW2017.
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Watch this space
Over the coming weeks we will bring you more information about #EQW2017 and the activities and resources we have planned for the week.
Interactive activity map and Twibbon
Take a look at our interactive activity map so you can see what is happening in NHS organisations across England, and show your support on social media by signing up to our diverse, inclusive, together Twibbon campaign.
Tell us what you are doing
Please tell us what you are doing to support and celebrate #EQW2017 by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org, we will add your activities and events to the interactive activity map.