Equality and diversity
Chief executive Sam Higginson’s message to NNUH staff on equality and diversity:
Last week I spoke to you about equality and diversity and how proud I am to be the chief executive of an amazingly talented diverse workforce and how important it is that everyone’s voice is heard.
As Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of the NHS, highlighted in his message a few days ago, the terrible death of George Floyd in America shocked us all, and Black Lives Matter has helped us think about inequality and discrimination from an individual and organisational perspective.
I want to reassure you that the leadership of this organisation stands together with our BAME colleagues – improving the working experience for BAME staff and all our staff is a priority for us and we will continue to look at all forms of staff feedback as we explore options for further improvements.
We all have a responsibility to live by our PRIDE values for our colleagues and our patients, and to be prepared to speak out against discrimination.