ED Group

Assessment of Equality and Diversity and way forward

In 2010, Heads of Equality and Diversity from the four largest NHS organisations in Bradford and Airedale began working in partnership with local people to take a new approach to improving equality for local people (patients, service users, staff and community members).  Engaging with local stakeholders, a Bradford and Airedale NHS Equality Group was formed with individuals being asked to join one of the 4 EDS panels.

Their views were elicited to act as a critical friend in considering, evaluating and moderating the information presented on the Equality and Diversity performance of each Trust using the EDS Framework

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust’s Board of Directors considered the outcomes from this work cross referencing this with the Trust’s own Equality Action Plan.

The Bradford and Airedale NHS Equality Group comprised of representation from:

Age Concern Bradford and Airedale Carers' Resource
Black Health ForumCouncil for Mosques
Bradford Action for RefugeesEquity Partnership
Bradford and Airedale Mental Health Advocacy ProjectHealth Partnership Project
Bradford District Women's ForumHealthier Lives
Bradford District Care Trust Black and Minority Ethnic Staff NetworkJust West Yorkshire
Bradford District Care Trust Disabled Staff Network Mind in Bradford
Bradford District Care Trust Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Staff Network NHS Bradford and Airedale Black and Minority Ethnic Staff Network
Bradford Metropolitan District Council NHS Bradford and Airedale Staff Disability Network
Bradford Muslim Women’s Council NHS Bradford and Airedale Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Staff Network
Bradford HealthwatchSharing Voices
Bradford Older People’s Alliance Strategic Disability Partnership
Bradford Teaching Hospitals Black and Minority Ethnic Staff Network Thornbury Centre
Bradford Teaching Hospitals Disabled Staff Network University of Bradford’s Centre for Diversity & Inclusion
Bradford Teaching Hospitals Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Staff Network VCS Assembly Equalities Forum
Bradnet VCS Assembly Health & Wellbeing Forum