Health Education England

Inclusion, equality and diversity


We aim to lead on making inclusion a reality within the NHS. We’ll do this through investment in excellent, knowledgeable and capable leadership.

We know that diversity and inclusion leads to improved health and greater staff and patient experiences of the NHS; and we welcome the challenge of enabling staff from all backgrounds to develop and excel in their roles. From those just starting out to more senior colleagues, we’re here to support every staff member to develop their potential and to promote leadership at every level. We’re playing our part in addressing underrepresentation at senior levels and ensuring that the NHS truly represents our diverse patient population now and into the future.

We aim to achieve these goals by:

       > Making the case for a diverse and inclusive NHS and presenting the evidence to support this

       > Working with the best national and international experts on inclusion to bring cutting edge thinking and innovation into our work

       > Ensuring that our programmes and tools support our aims for inclusion

       > Ensuring that programme participants are increasingly drawn from, and are at the very least appropriately representative of, the diversity of our workforce

       > Continually improving the content of our programmes to ensure that inclusion shows up in relevant and powerful ways

       > Developing our practitioners so they’re best-placed to share learning about inclusion

       > Setting extremely high standards around inclusion when recruiting staff and practitioners, and expecting the same from our partner organisations

       > Bringing challenge to the wider system with regards to leadership for inclusion and being at the forefront of developing new ways to inspire and bring about sustainable change on inclusion through research, practice and engagement

More details about inclusion, equality and diversity can be found here

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