Equality, Diversity & Inclusion: Gifts from the COVID-19 Crisis
Meet the team
- Chris Long, CEO
- Robert Goddard
- Rosetta Binu
- Lou Beedle
- Prof Shaji Sebastian
- Marie Stern
- Nami Sajja
- Jay Choudhury, Portering Supervisor
- Jay Gandhi, Physiotherapist
- Bonnie Gray
- Helen Knowles, HR
- Lindsey Harding, HR
- Liz Dearing, HR
- Andrew Wilson, Education
- Tim Staniland. Library & Knowledge Services Representative:
- Cameron Clark
- Chris Gay
- Taiwo Dada FY2
What is the positive change that has emerged through new collaborations or partnerships during Covid-19 that your project is going to embed?
The lived experience of staff from all backgrounds will enable us to meaningfully work towards a culture where both in employment and service provision no individual is discriminated against or treated less favourably due to age, disability, gender, pregnancy or maternity, marital status or civil partnership, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation of transgender (Equality Act 2010) and the vision as set out in the Trust’s Equality, Inclusion and Diversity Strategy. It is a demonstrable way of showing we are becoming a listening and learning society. The lived experience of our own staff helps us identify where we as organisations are falling short and begin to unpick the fabric of our institutions and society which have left cohorts of our population at particular, disproportional disadvantage to COVID-19. The experiences of our own workforce shines a productive and critical light on where we can and must do better to serve all.
What does your project aim to achieve?
A key aim is opening the dialogue to greater mutual understanding. Project outputs will be a series of documented experiences in video, audio and written format which bring the EDI strategy to life touching everything from induction to leadership development Recruitment & Retention and the expectations the NHS sets for society – its first principles
Practical outputs which celebrate what diversity brings including morale boosting events and products:
- An art exhibition celebrating NHS diversity and the gifts it brings to our community
- An EDI Culture Cookbook charity fundraiser useful in helping staff from out of the area know where to go for foods that might bring them ‘a taste of home’ and help orient them to our area.
- Videos to enhance debate on micro-aggression assimilation culture coding etc.
- A “Time to Talk” EDI Primer
- A practical roadmap and approach that is scalable and sharable across organisations, institutions and communities
How will the project be delivered?
The project will be delivered using The Hull Improvement Approach which is based on The NHS Model for Improvement coupled with the rigor of project management techniques and has been endorsed by the Yorkshire and Humber Academic Health Science Network.
It spans internal and external organisational boundaries and is formally commissioned by the Trust with the Chief Executive Officer holding the position of Senior Responsible Officer for delivery.
Leads from Medical Workforce, Nursing and AHPs, Human Resources, Patient Representatives, Organisational Development, Training & Education, Communications, our BAME and LGBT Networks, our Junior Doctor Network, Hull York Medical School and QI Regional leads are working in partnership with us.
Our blend of project management and improvement ensure that involving relevant people and skills, measuring impact, delivering value for money and managing risk will be done within a compassionate leadership framework.
How is your project going to share learning?
Strong links with networks within the region Health Education England, Quality Improvement Trainers Network, Future NHS Collaboration, Clinical Commissioning Groups, the Hull York Medical School and deanery and our Academic Health Sciences Network of fellows ensure ready spread. Effective links with system partners and other institutions including the voluntary sector organisations made stronger by COVID-19 ensure rapid sharing of ideas.
At a national level, this work will feature at the HSJ’s Patient Safety Virtual Congress 10-12 November 2020
Challenging systemic racism: A driving factor behind the disproportionate impact of covid-19 on BAME communities
- Regular project updates through Q ensure rapid spread at the greatest reach and even greater in the event of a successful bid and the associated positive press.
How you can contribute
- - independent analysis of qualitative data (transcribed experiences)
- - analysis of quantitative data
- - review of methodology
- - productive challenge
- - sharing experiences and ideas
- - spreading the word
- committing to not just fight racism and prejudice but to being anti-racist and active difference
- role modelling key behaviours in their work
- helping others develop a road map for their context (Adapt not Adopt)
- improve the evidence base with their own work
- relate the core relationship between staff experience and morale and patient safety
|9 Oct 2020||Secure Testimonial Voices for Qualitative Research|
|16 Oct 2020||Launch Our Voices Exhibition - Staff Portraits|
|16 Oct 2020||Project Board: Official Launch|
|30 Oct 2020||Launch EDI Culture Cookbook|
|30 Oct 2020||Schedule Testimonial Voices|
|6 Nov 2020||Record First Testimonial Voice|
|12 Nov 2020||Speak at HSJ Virtual Patient Safety Congress|
|13 Nov 2020||Project Board: Approve EDI Time to Talk Primer (Launch)|
|27 Nov 2020||Quantitative Survey Launch|
|4 Dec 2020||Junior Doctor OD EDI Topic Talks Launched|
|4 Dec 2020||Launch Micro-Aggressions Video|
|22 Jan 2021||Junior Doctor OD Second Topic Video Release|
|2 Feb 2021||CEO & BAME Chair Speak HSJ Workforce Forum|
|26 Feb 2021||EDI Roadmap for Positive Change|
|31 Mar 2021||EDI Dialogue Across Evidenced in Organisational Structures|
|31 Mar 2021||EDI Our Voices Exhibition The Brodrick Gallery|
|31 Mar 2021||New Organisational Structures to solicit and support EDI voices|
|30 Jun 2021||EDI Cookbook (WISHH CHARITY) produced & for sale|
|30 Jun 2021||Improved Staff Survey Results EDI Groups|