Interview with Chloe Austin, porter at our hospital in Basingstoke. 

Interview with Dr Harriet Gordon, consultant gastroenterologist at our hospital in Winchester.

The ninth Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Week #EQW2020 is taking place from 11 – 15 May.  Co-ordinated by NHS Employers, the event is a national platform for organisations to highlight their work to create a fairer, more inclusive NHS for patients and staff.  The theme once again for this year is diverse, inclusive, together and 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.

The focus for the week, and beyond, will be for us to shine a light on our local initiatives that are driving change to make our organisation fairer and more inclusive for our staff, patients and visitors.  Features include celebrating our local initiatives through staff videos, holding a series of staff focus groups and workshops and to test your knowledge through a mythbuster.  

Click here to find out more about Equality, Diversity and Human Rights week.

Click here to learn more about age in the NHS

Click here to learn more about gender in the NHS

Click here to learn more about ethnicity in the NHS