Equality, diversity and inclusion
Equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) plays an important part in our role of protecting the public.
We aim to champion inclusive healthcare regulation in everything we do.
Analysis and research
We’re working on a new project to research where professionals going through our regulatory processes may have different access, experiences and outcomes linked to their protected characteristics, such as their ethnicity, gender or age.
Find out more about the research project.
How we promote equality, diversity and inclusion
We set strategic aims
We set out our EDI objectives in our strategy. These include:
- making sure our regulatory processes are fair, consistent and non-discriminatory
- having a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities we operate in.
Our equality, diversity and inclusion framework gives more detail about our EDI activities and responsibilities.
We report on progress
We collect equality data from our employees, Council members, fitness to practise panel members, and the nurses and midwives on our register.
We then publish this data in our equality and diversity reports.
These reports give us the chance to reflect on our progress and plan future improvements.
We make reasonable adjustments for people using our services
If you have a disability or injury, you can let us know if you need any adjustments to access our services. This might include getting our information in a different format (for example, large print or audio). These are called "reasonable adjustments".
We offer services in both English and Welsh
Our Welsh language scheme sets out how we treat the Welsh and English languages equally when we provide public services in Wales.
We learn from others
We’re members of leading diversity organisations, giving us access to advice from specialist networks.
We get advice from ENEI on a range of equality, diversity and inclusion topics, and attend networking opportunities to share best practice.
We're 'Disability Confident Committed' as part of the Government's Disability Confident scheme.
We use the BDF's resources to improve the experiences that disabled people have with us.
We take part in the BITC race benchmark and use their resources to inform our work on race equality.
We've entered Stonewall’s Workplace Equality Index to track our progress on LGBT+ equality. We also engage with Stonewall on policy work.
We're always looking for views and suggestions from individuals and organisations representing equality groups to help inform our work.
If you'd like to share these with us, email firstname.lastname@example.org.