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Birmingham and Solihull Mental health NHS Foundation Trust
Better Together

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Framework

The Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Framework has been developed for the 2017-2020 period to address existing health inequalities in compliance with the Equality Act 2010.

This framework is designed to integrate with the relevant legal duties (e.g. the Equality Act 2010) and national standards such as the Equality Delivery System (EDS2), the Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES), and the Accessible Information Standard (AIS). It is underpinned by two core principles:

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1. To embed equality of opportunity, and create services and care pathways that reduce wide variations in health outcomes for protected and vulnerable groups.

2. To ensure fairness and equity in relation to employment, based on the values of the NHS Consitution.

Our Approach

Will be underpinned by an action plan, outlining the steps we will take to ensure that equality, inclusion and human rights are embedded in everything we do. This includes providing services, employing people, developing policies, and consulting and involving people with our work. This is intended to help us communicate and manage equality commitments to create a culture of inclusion.

Please click here to download our Equality Diversity and Inclusion Framework 2017-2020.

This approach can be summarised in the following four:

Our Approach