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North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust - 70 years of the NHS

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Working with Employees and Service Users for Equality


Engagement with employees on equality issues is an ongoing and evolving process. Feedback from staff on equality issues affecting the workforce or service users is channelled into the Trust's governance arrangements through an Equality and Diversity Steering Group.

Results from staff surveys are also analysed and equality issues are addressed.

Service Users

The Trust has a well-established dialogue with service users.

In relation to equality issues, the Trust, together with the country council, district councils and other NHS Trusts in Cumbria, is also a member of a consortium agreement with three organisations:

  • AWAZ - to develop links between Black and Minority Ethnic people of all backgrounds and to engage with faith groups.
  • Cumbria Disability Network - to develop links between disability associations and ensure that they reflect all impairment groups.
  • OutREACH Cumbria  - to develop links between Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgender people.

The Cumbria Compact

Compact Voice is the voice of the voluntary sector on the Compact — an agreement between the sector and the Government to ensure better working together. They provide training and resources, and represent the sector's concerns to the government.

 Below are three supporting documents: