Here at Northern Care Alliance and across all our Care Organisations we serve a richly diverse population and work hard to ensure that all our services are fair and equally accessible to everyone.
We aim to employ a workforce who is as representative as possible of this population, so we are open to the value of differences in age, disability, gender, marital status, pregnancy and maternity, race, sexual orientation, and religion or belief.
The Equality and Inclusion Function with support of the Equality & Inclusion Committees, exists to make sure we achieve our current equality and human rights objectives, oversee Trust wide equality, diversity and inclusion activity including reviewing action plans, strategy development and meeting NHS England Standards such as Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES), Accessible Information Standard (AIS), Workforce Disability Equality Standard (WDES), Equality Delivery System Grading (EDS2).
“Inclusion is a value that is lived through not just our words but our actions and the culture we create right across the Northern Care Alliance. We appreciate the value of empowering our staff to feel able to bring their whole selves to work and see the diversity of our workforce as a strength that enables us to achieve the high ambitions we set.
Unlocking the talents of all our staff and working to break down the structural inequalities that have existed across public services for many years plays a vital role in ensuring the care we provide is at the highest quality for all our patients and that our impact is felt out across the diverse communities, by serving and inspiring change together.” EDI Function
Our vision, which applies to staff, patients, and patients’ families, is to be ‘fluently inclusive’. To achieve that vision, we aim to:
- Treat everyone with respect and dignity at all times
- Challenge discriminatory behaviour and practice
- Recognise and embrace diversity
- Ensure equal and easy access to services
- Ensure equal access to employment and development opportunities
- Consult and engage with staff, patients and their families to ensure that the services and the facilities of the Trust meet their needs
If you would like more information or to be involved please contact the Equality and Inclusion Function, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or you can also contact the team by post by writing to:
Equality & Inclusion Function
Fairfield General Hospital
Rochdale Old Road