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Equality and Diversity

Pride 2019

Welcome to Mid Essex Hospital Services Trust Equality and Diversity information pages

Diversity and inclusion are at the heart of the NHS and our Trust fully supported the Show Racism the Red
Card day by wearing red.

Racism has no place in modern society and it was heartening to see so many red shirts, skirts, and ties being proudly displayed by our staff.

We also had a really positive reaction on social media to our Black History Month where colleagues from our
team told us who their heroes were and what the month meant to them.

As a Trust, we want to provide an open and non-judgemental environment where everyone feels valued regardless of their background. 

We have staff from all over the world, of different faiths, sexualities and physical abilities. Everyone deserves to
be treated equally and feel able to be themselves at work without fear of prejudice.   

We have MSE Network Groups - It’s definitely a progressive move to have BAME, LGBTQ+, faith and belief,
and armed forces forums where staff can meet and discuss any issues in a safe and welcoming environment.

These groups are open to all staff and are there to enhance diversity and inclusion. We pride ourselves on the family atmosphere at Mid - but there is always more we can do. We always encourage anyone who is thinking about coming along to get involved and make their voices heard. Together we can make a difference.

Jennifer Canham, associate director of human resources


For further information please see links in left hand column.