Equality, diversity and inclusion


The actions and tools in these document were developed by the Midlands and East Regional Talent Board (M & E RTB) with input from diversity and inclusion advisors, Doyin Atewologun and Roger Kline, with the aim of supporting NHS organisations to increase the diversity of their workforce, particularly at a senior level. Following the implementation of these actions by board and governing body members in their own organisations, they would like to recommend that all NHS leaders in the region implement these actions within their own trusts and integrated care systems (ICSs).

Purpose of the 10 high impact actions

  • To support trusts and ICSs to design inclusion into their talent management approach across all parts of their organisation, with the aim of increasing the diversity of the workforce, particularly at senior levels and creating more inclusive cultures. 
  • To support the delivery of the ambitions laid out in the Developing People: Improving Care (DP:IC) framework and the vision of the NHS Long Term Plan to create a just culture that leads to outstanding staff engagement and patient care. 
  • To form a part of and support the strategies that organisations will adopt in order to implement the Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES)and the Workforce Disability Equality Standard (WDES). 
  • To support provider organisations in building towards an outstanding CQC Well Led rating in relation to equality and diversity

NHS Aspire Together 10 High Impact Actions for Boards

NHS Aspire Together Conscious Decision Making for Assessment