We steer implementation through the Equality & Diversity Impact Sub-Committee (EDI), which meets quarterly and is well attended by our services, in particular by the Professional Leads. The focus is on embedding Equality & Diversity in our workforce and patient experience. This group forms part of the sub-committee structure of the People & OD Committee.
Our primary purpose is to maintain oversight of the delivery of the Equality and Diversity strategy, with the aim of achieving the requirements set out by the EDS2, mandated standards (such as WRES and WDES) and our legal, regulatory and commissioner requirements. We assess our adequacy to provide a positive working environment for staff, to enable the provision of high quality care and good clinical outcomes for patients.
The EDI is focussing on the following strategic questions: