Diversity is becoming a key item on the agenda for many organisations as they are coming to terms with demographic change, social expectations, organisational developments, new ways of employing people and organising work, and relating to customers and other stakeholders.

Diversity not only includes race, ethnicity and gender, but also ability/disability, education age and class and many other differences.

By clearly understanding both the commonalities and differences within NHS organisations, we can support each others efforts to  create healthy, inclusive organisations where people of different social and cultural groups, all people feel welcomed, included and respected so they can contribute their best work to the organisation.

This session will look at the following aspects:

  • Creating and managing a diversity strategy
  • The Disability Discrimination Act
  • Race Relations (amendment) Act
    • The qualitative and quantitative benefits gained by having a strategy