The NHS Constitution is very clear: “everyone counts”, be they patients or staff.
We value and celebrate the diversity of our people and through this will provide the most compassionate care for our patients. We want the James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to be a place where everyone feels able to be themselves and are respected. Central to this is our pledge to tackle any form of prejudice or discrimination, in our relentless pursuit to be an inclusive and anti-racist organisation.
We will set clear expectations and accountabilities, will listen to and learn from people’s experiences, constantly challenging ourselves to do more and better, and will take clear action to embed anti-racism into our equality, diversity and inclusion work plans. This includes the delivery of a new Equality Standard to transform equality outcomes for our patients, community and people.
Anna Hills, Chief Executive, and Anna Davidson, Chair, on behalf of JPUH’s Board, said;
"We must review, reflect and re-focus on how we promote race equality within our organisation and beyond.
"People from minority ethnic backgrounds experience higher levels of discrimination, bullying and harassment and are less likely to experience equal opportunities in career development and progression. The time is now to inspire positive race equality outcomes.
"On behalf of the Board of the James Paget Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, we pledge to listen, understand and act on the lived experience of our people."