Health Education England

East of England NHS Leader of Inclusivity of the Year 2015

ImageMonica JacotHR Project Manager and Equality Lead, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Passionate about inclusivity, Monica is truly dedicated to ensuring patients, staff and visitors are treated with dignity and respect during every interaction. She is behind the Equality and Diversity Staff Group and LGBT and Straight Alliance, and has worked with a wide range of local and national groups to ensure the Trust is inclusive. She has also engaged with service leads across the Trust in campaigning work, be it learning disabilities, dementia, or mental health. Monica also runs a calendar of events to promote greater awareness and understanding, including LGBT history month events, Autism Awareness Week and Mental Health Awareness week.

"Monica had gone above and beyond to engage with a wide range of groups, showing real leadership and personal energy. She appears to act as a real ambassador for inclusion and dignity/"