The NHS Employer’s organisation were presented with a trophy and framed certificate, by Stephen Frost, Head of Diversity and Inclusion, London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Ltd, at The Law Society, to recognise the excellent efforts involved in delivering the Personal fair and diverse NHS campaign.
The evening of Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion (enei) Awards recognised and celebrated the achievements of organisations that have taken a lead in challenging discrimination and are working inclusively to tap into their talented workforce. Competition came from Core Assets Group, HM Revenue and Customs Metropolitan Police Service, Minority Supplier Development UK, Santander and Surrey County Council.
The judges commented: “NHS Employers have built up a strong team with great influence across the whole of the NHS. Their holistic focus on engaging everyone through the use of innovative communications techniques is impressive. This team truly deserves recognition for their excellent hard work and dedication”
Enei Awards 2012: Team of the Year
Dean Royles, Director, NHS Employers, said:”I’m delighted that the Personal, Fair and Diverse NHS campaign has been recognised with awards success. Social media has played a huge part and our communications and equality and diversity team have worked with passion and dedication to deliver a vibrant campaign that is giving NHS staff, a platform to champion the vision of a fairer more inclusive NHS for patients and colleagues.”
“We are thrilled to receive the award for best team and do so on behalf of the entire PFD champions network. More than 2500 champions have joined the campaign to date, all of whom are working hard to ensure that equality remains at the heart of the NHS and everything that we do.”
Our aim is to ensure that, as the largest employer in Europe, the NHS continues to put patients first, it is a place where people from all backgrounds will want to work.
Keeping equality and diversity in the spotlight
At a time of austerity and considerable change, we are working hard – and with considerable success – to keep the equality and diversity agenda relevant and firmly in the spotlight. The personal fair and diverse NHS campaign promotes equality and diversity, good practice and influences behaviour change at grass roots level in the NHS. The campaign has already helped to re-energise the equality and diversity agenda, making it more accessible by inviting staff to engage easily with what can often be perceived as a specialist area. We are active on social media platforms – LinkedIn and the highly accessible twitter. Staff and organisations alike are able to connect with us, share best practice and amplify our vision of a personal, fair and diverse NHS.