NHS North East London is committed to promoting equality and diversity amongst all our staff, stakeholders, service users and patients – fulfilling our obligations under the Equality Act 2010 and the Public Sector Equality Duty.
We are committed to embedding equality and inclusion in everything that we do, but more specifically:
- How we commission services on behalf of our residents
- How we recruit and support the development of our staff
- How we proactively engage and support all our residents particularly given the diversity of our population and service users
We know that a diverse and inclusive workforce can help us to develop new ways of thinking leading to improvement and innovation in the way we work. For us, it is vital that all colleagues are treated fairly and are enabled to reach their full potential. We are dedicated to eliminating discrimination, valuing diversity and promoting equality of opportunity, to build and sustain an inclusive environment to deliver and receive care.
We have a responsibility for improving health outcomes for some of the most diverse communities in London. Our work on embedding equality into the commissioning of health services is underpinned by engagement with our stakeholders. We believe that engagement with and drawing on the expertise of residents, patients, service providers and third sector organisations is critical in shaping services that are of high quality, value for money and reflect the needs of our diverse populations.
We are proud to be a Stonewall Diversity Champion and a Disability Confident Committed Employer and have active BME, LGBTQ+, Ability and Women’s staff networks.