All staff, managers, and leaders enable, empower and encourage colleagues, regardless of background to be their best and to give of their best. It's a place where we celebrate together the wonderful nature of our diversity and work together to deliver on our ambition of high-quality patient care for the people in our locality and beyond.
Staff Inclusion Vision Statement
A place you want to come to, a place that's fruitful and abundant with joy and laughter. It's a safe and warm place that values and appreciates everyone's difference.
Staff networks provide a forum for staff with shared characteristics and experiences to come together to discuss issues that impact them; it is also a vehicle for sharing good practices and good news! The staff networks are also open to allies in providing support and education on improving working conditions for staff.
Staff networks also provide an essential way of engaging staff and raising awareness through their support and events to promote events and days within the inclusion calendar. E.g., International Women's Day, LGBT History Month, Black History Month and Disability History Month.
The Trust consulted with our staff and staff networks to help create our vision for our staff. A key part of achieving this vision is working and engaging with our staff networks.
In the Trust, there are currently four networks:
The LGBTQ+ Network – provides support, advice and guidance from staff that are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and allies.
The LGBTQ+ network recent celebrated LGBT Pride Month by running a number of events to provmote awareness, understanding and support.
Hear from Norma French, Director of Workforce and Executive Sponsor of the LGBTQ+ Network about the importance of the network.
Co-chair LGBTQ+ Network
“I work in communications department at the Trust and have previously worked with the Network on our digital presence. I am honoured to represent the network and am always open to have a chat on how we can improve things or just the latest queer TV show or movie! I am passionate about equity and ensuring that everyone gets a fair shot in and outside of the workplace.”
Amanda Pereira De Sousa
Co-chair LGBTQ+ Network
"I’ve been working as a nurse for the last 10 years at Whittington Health and have been an active advocate for equality and diversity withing our trust. Although there has been progress in the last years, we need to keep striving for a workplace that is safe and inclusive of all our staff.”
Staff Race and Nationality Network (SRENN)
The Staff Race and Nationality Network (SRENN) provides guidance, support and advice to staff from minoritised ethnic groups and their allies.
The SRENN has supported a number of events celbrating Black History Month, South Asian Heritage Month and Diwali.
Hear from Sarah Wilding, Chief Nurse and Executive Sponsor of the SRENN Network about the importance of the network.
The WhitAbility Network provides guidance, support and advice to staff with disabilities and long-term health conditions and their allies.
The network has recently celebrated UK Disability History Month and events to promote awareness of neurodivergence.
Hear from Jerry Francine, Interim Chief Finance Officer and Executive Sponsor of WhitAbility about the importance of the network.
Co-Chairs Sandra Glynn (left) and Laura Marmion (right)
The Women's Network provides guidance, support and advice to staff identifying as women and their allies.
The Women’s Network recently celebrated International Women’s Day and have launch a trial programme to tackle period poverty.
Hear from Clare Dollery, Chief Medical Officer and Executuve Sponsor of the Women’s Network about the importance of the network.
Last updated22 Sep 2023