“In the Midlands we have made a clear commitment to tackle racism and other types of discriminations. We have a strategy that we have co-developed to help us address some of the inequalities experienced by our workforce. We now need to have the evidence that all leaders can clearly demonstrate that they are working in an inclusive and antiracist manner in line with our Race Equality and Inclusion Strategy. This page will hopefully provide the necessary resources for colleagues to help them implement the strategy. Effective implementation of the strategy will not only benefit people who experience racism but will create a sense of belonging for all staff.”
Kuvy Seenan, Head of Equality and Inclusion & WRES Expert – Midlands
(Pronouns – He/Him)
“At NHSEI Midlands we strongly believe that through building a culture of inclusivity, where everyone feels a sense of belonging, will have a vital impact on how we support inclusive patient and service user experiences and outcomes.
“Tackling Race, Equality and inclusion is a key priority, which has the full commitment of our regional leadership through their support as role models and through their investment, both personally and financially to ensure overcoming health and workforce inequalities is at the forefront of our activity. To support our strategic intentions we need to ensure that our staff understand their role as Allies through the provision of education, to enhance cultural competence for all, regardless of background.
“This platform aims to provide a wide range of educational tools and support including research, publications, blogs, podcasts, patient and staff stories from lived experience and much more. All we ask is that you utilise this rich pool of knowledge to lead discussions around all elements of inclusion, at all levels in our organisations, so we can celebrate difference and challenge all forms of discrimination with confidence.”
Rachel Blunt, Assistant Director of Programmes for EDI/OD and Digital Transformation