‘Myths’ and misconceptions of Equality and Diversity

Equality and diversity (E+D) is important to maintain in the workplace and in society for many reasons. However, there can sometimes be misconceptions around E+D, such as thinking it is no longer important in today’s society. It can also be frustrating when associated to tokenism, as this can lead people to think it is justContinue reading “‘Myths’ and misconceptions of Equality and Diversity”

COVID-19 and the effect on BAME NHS staff members – our perspectives

As we both work in different Trusts, we wanted to explore how each Trust has handled this problem in accordance with the NHS guidance, and provide our perspectives. It would be interesting to understand how this has been handled in other department/Trusts as well, and we plan to send out a survey to gather informationContinue reading “COVID-19 and the effect on BAME NHS staff members – our perspectives”

COVID-19 and the effect on BAME NHS staff members

NHS Improvement has recently released a document addressing the impact of COVID-19 on Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) staff across the NHS. BAME members of staff have been identified as a ‘high risk group’ who experience disproportionate mortality and morbidity. The document highlights five key areas of focus that can mitigate the negative impactContinue reading “COVID-19 and the effect on BAME NHS staff members”

COVID-19 and the effect on the BAME population

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the whole world has had to overcome an endless number of challenges, ranging from difficulties in containing the virus to the inequalities raised in society with how the pandemic has been managed. This entirely novel disease with minimal information known about it has meant that current issues and future consequencesContinue reading “COVID-19 and the effect on the BAME population”

Black Lives Matter, and what can we learn from this?

The recent events highlighting issues of police brutality and the direct impact on the black community in America signifies the level of discrimination and inequalities still existing in current societies. These events show that without talking about and addressing the issues, including the complexities that underlie and how this affects us as people, problems willContinue reading “Black Lives Matter, and what can we learn from this?”

Why is Equality and Diversity important in ANS?

Equality and Diversity in the workplace is important for many reasons, as this blog will hopefully outline. With current society, systemic inequalities affect individuals in so many different ways and the best way to move forward for us as an professional organisation is to work together to maintain an inclusive organisation for all. This isContinue reading “Why is Equality and Diversity important in ANS?”

What barriers have you faced to get to where you are?

When we think of equality and diversity, we may only think of certain issues, for example gender and race that are spoken about much more widely. However, there are range of characteristics we can consider and how these may create barriers for some individuals. Barriers can affect people in very different ways. What may haveContinue reading “What barriers have you faced to get to where you are?”

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