Birmingham Women’s Hospital recognises that we are all individuals and we appreciate the unique contribution that each individual can make in providing high quality healthcare services. It is this belief that underpins our commitment to equality and diversity.
Equality and Diversity – Knowledge Centre
The Workforce Race Equality Standard
The Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) was introduced in April 2015, after engaging and consulting key stakeholders including other NHS organisations across England. It is now included in the NHS standard contract, starting in 2015/16 and included in the 2016/17 NHS standard contract.
The Equality Delivery Scheme
The Equality Delivery Scheme #2 supports Birmingham Women’s Hospital’s annual business planning to ensure that equality, diversity and fairness are at the heart of the care and treatment that users of our service receive.
The Trust has also produced an action plan to meet new national NHS requirements for improved workforce race equality.
Our aim is to improve the quality of our services for you, whether you are a patient, a member of our staff or someone who lives in the communities we provide services to. Please open the Equality Delivery Scheme here:
The Trust’s Annual Equality and Diversity Report is available at the link below
The Trust has an Equality and Diversity Committee which meets on a bi-monthly basis to debate and progress equality matters. If you are interested in this please contact Anne.Sayani@bwnft.nhs.uk for more information.