Our ambition

Our ambition to make an outstanding contribution to healthcare in what has been an exceptional and challenging period across the sector has been recognised. The Partnership has been shortlisted for five HSJ Awards 2021 including the award for staff engagement. We want to tackle health inequalities, including inequalities experienced by our minority ethnic communities and staff. To help us do this we need to have a diverse leadership which reflects the talent and communities we serve.

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We engaged our far-reaching workforce on race equality, and carried out an independent review into the impact of Covid-19 on health inequalities, and the support needed for minority ethnic communities and colleagues. The recommendations from this review were published in a co-produced report that engaged colleagues from minority ethnic communities throughout. On page 2, you’ll see examples of how the recommendations have been implemented.

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The Fellowship leadership programme, developed through engagement with the Race Equality Network, has 40 colleagues enrolled. Some have shared their experiences of the training, including this leadership message by Sayma Mirza who is on the programme’s senior placement development stream.

  • We raised the profile of our diverse workforce during Black History Month (October 2020) by sharing a series of blogs by our Race Equality Network members and other colleagues.Picture12.png
  • We supporting the Black Lives Matter movement with an interactive workshop where leaders and attendees shared their video pledges.
  • The Partnership’s nationally recognised ‘Can you hear me’ podcasts have engaged different colleagues across the Partnership with over 2,500 listens to date.
  • Our Positive About Islam campaign featured blogs from Muslim colleagues including Shak Rafiq from Airedale NHS Foundation Trust who talks openly about the responsibility of bringing the voice of others to the conversation.
  • Our anti-racism movement ‘Root Out Racism’ is being embedded within the Partnership to make sure that it becomes integral and sustainable well into the future, not just a one-off campaign. Insight from focus groups shows that racism is experienced differently by different groups of people. Root Out Racism is helping to tackle all forms of racism head on.The Fellowship leadership programme, developed through engagement with the Race Equality Network, has 40 colleagues enrolled. Some have shared their experiences of the training, including this leadership message by Sayma Mirza who is on the programme’s senior placement development stream.