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Equality Objectives

As part of our annual Showcasing Equality event we talk to local interest groups and our own staff, who then undertake an assessment of how we are performing against the four equality goals contained within the EDS2 framework.

As part of our Showcasing Equality event each year, we also use this assessment process as a basis to refresh our equality objectives, which for 2016/17 are as follows:

  • Ensure our ability to meet the needs of patients with a mental health diagnosis or challenging behaviour becomes embedded within clinical practice, so enabling the trust to fulfil its duty to "parity of esteem"
  • Improve the identification, recognition and support of carers through the patient pathway
  • Ensure all staff in clinical divisions working on wards and departments are supported and have effective systems in place to address abuse, harassment, bullying and violence against staff from patients, their relatives and carers
  • Strengthen engagement activity between the RUH and local schools/colleges with the aim of encouraging young people to consider a career in the RUH / NHS, especially those from backgrounds which do not typically tend to access NHS careers and in support of the development of the future healthcare workforce

These Equality Objectives are monitored quarterly by our Equality & Diversity Committee, with an annual update to our Board of Directors.

Our next Showcasing event is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, 8th March 2017. For more information, please contact Victoria Cox on 01225 824022 or email her at victoriacox@nhs.net

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