We want to be the best, and believe that being ‘Effortlessly Inclusive’ is at the heart of how University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust will be a Great Place to be Cared for; a Great Place to Work.
We are working towards becoming a truly inclusive employer and service provider; in creating an environment and culture that celebrates inclusion & diversity, dignity & respect, which values, nurtures and harnesses difference for the benefit of patients, service users, their families, carers, members of the public and our employees.
We are committed to the elimination of discrimination, in reducing health inequalities, promoting equality of opportunity and dignity & respect for all our patients, service users, their families, carers and our staff to ensure that we are a healthcare provider and employer of choice.
Together with our staff, governors and volunteers we have created a vision and values which clearly states where we are going, and how as a team we will behave towards each other, our patients and partners.
We will constantly provide the highest possible standards of compassionate care and the very best patient and staff experience. We will listen to and involve our patients, staff and partners.
Patients – Our patients will be treated with compassion, dignity and respect. Their experience is our most important measure of achievement.
People – Our staff and volunteers are the ones who make a difference. They understand and share our values and this is reflected in their work.
Partnerships – Our partnerships make us strong. By investing in them, we will deliver the best possible care to our communities.
Performance – Our performance drives our organisation. Providing consistently safe, high-quality care is how we define ourselves and our success.
Progress – Our progress will be improved through innovation, education, research and technology to meet the challenges of the future.
We have a well-established Inclusion & Diversity Steering Group with representation from all the Trust networks and groups at the monthly meetings.
LGBT Network (supported by Lancashire LGBT and Stonewall);
Disability Staff Network; (Disability Confident Employer)
BME Network (supported by the British Association of Physicians of Indian Origin)
Gender Inclusion Network; launched in March 2017;
Forces Network; (Employer Recognition Scheme Bronze Award & Armed Forces Covenant pledge)
Equality of Access to Health Group; (internal & external stakeholders forum)
Personal Fair Diverse Champions (Part of national campaign we have approx. 190 champions)
Further details can be found on the Inclusion & Diversity Matters @ Morecambe Bay website.
The Trust has received recognition for its progress in relation to inclusion and diversity during 2016/17 including:
number 11 in the national Inclusive Top 50 Employers list (top NHS Trust); and the most inclusive employer in the NHS
Finalist in the CIPD 2016 People Management Awards: Diversity and Inclusion Category
Finalist at the HPMA awards: Courage to Manage category 2016
Finalist at the HSJ Awards: Employee Engagement category 2016
Two finalists (one the award winner) in the North West NHS Leadership Academy Leadership Awards, Inclusive Leader category 2016
Awarded a Silver Standard by the Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion (the UK’s leading employer network); 2017
Finalist – ENEI Network Group of the Year Award 2017;
NHS Employers promoted Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust as part of their ‘Inclusive Leadership in the NHS’ podcast series;
Winner in the award for ‘Outstanding Contribution’ in the National Widening Participation Awards 2017