The L&D has been recognised for its commitment to improving equality. The accolade comes from NHS Employers, which advises NHS organisations across England and is part of the NHS Confederation.
The L&D is the only NHS organisation in the East of England region to be selected for NHS Employers’ Equality and Diversity programme for 2013-14.
L&D Non Executive Director Jagtar Singh OBE, said:
“At the L&D, we believe that equality and diversity is a journey rather than a destination. We have maintained a firm commitment to embed equality into our core business and we continue to invest and make changes to help people who might otherwise suffer disadvantage, so they can access good healthcare which meets their needs.”
“Receiving this NHS accreditation for our equality work helps us on our journey to reduce health inequalities, and sharing ideas and good practice with other NHS organisation will benefit patients, staff and the diverse community we serve.”
Two examples where the L&D has committed to better equality are: