Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Charter

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Our inclusion vision

We are committed to valuing diversity and advancing inclusion with an ambition to recruit and develop colleagues who reflect our diverse communities.
We want people to feel that they belong and can reach their full potential at work with no barriers.

More information on our staff inclusion groups and how we support Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
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Our inclusion commitments

Embrace the needs of different individuals and groups when designing and reviewing our services, for both patients and colleagues.

Forge strong partnerships with each other that are inspired by our differences.

Ensure that everyone who uses our services or works for us is free from bullying, harassment, discrimination and violence.

Use data to help us to understand whether the services we provide are fair and accessible identifying when we might need to make changes.

Ensure that we provide accessible information, which can be understood by all our service users and colleagues.

Listen to our colleagues, take steps to understand their feedback using this to inform inclusive people policies and practices.

Make speaking up business as usual and ensure that all our people understand how to raise a concern.

Handle concerns and complaints fairly, respectfully and efficiently. We know there is always more to learn.

Put appropriate governance and leadership in place to ensure that equality, diversity and inclusion are a key part of our culture and are embedded into everything we do.

Ensure that all our people are respected and valued and have the same access to development opportunities, so that we can nurture the leaders of the future.

Work towards our teams being representative of the communities that we serve through inclusive recruitment processes that are free from bias.

Actively encourage colleagues to attend EDI training and events and participate in inclusion networks.

Share and understand national, regional and local EDI strategies and their implications.