Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Framework

Our EDI strategic aims

We value the diversity of the nurses and midwives on our register, our staff and the wider community we serve. We want this diversity to be reflected in everything we do.

As a public body we are subject to the public sector equality duty. We have developed an Equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) framework which demonstrates how we consider equality, diversity and inclusion. It contains the equality and diversity strategic aims from the Strategy 2015-2020 and how we will manage EDI in our work to meet these aims.

The NMC corporate strategy 2015-2020 sets out the EDI strategic aims of the organisation. We will:

  1. Place promoting equality, diversity and inclusion at the heart of what we do
  2. Comply with equality and human rights legislation by ensuring our regulatory processes are fair, consistent and non-discriminatory
  3. Be a good employer. Aspire to have a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate at all levels of our organisation
  4. Use our influence to promote wider improvements in equality, diversity and inclusion practice
  5. Build the trust of service users, nurses and midwives and others that share protected characteristics by showing understanding of their needs and preferences and challenging discrimination where evidence comes to our attention
  6. Evaluate and as needed address, equality issues raised by our work
  7. Collect evidence that helps us know we are fair and consistent. Working to enhance the quality and extent of EDI data about our registrants through their careers
  8. Ensure that new entrants to the register are equipped to practise effectively in diverse and global environments
  9. Set out our expectations that nurses and midwives challenge discrimination in their practice, are mindful of difference and show respect to all patients, service users and colleagues
  10. Pursue diversity in those applying to become Council, committee and panel members
  11. Be recognised as an organisation that upholds best practice in equality, diversity and inclusion, including through meeting recognised sector standards.

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Reasonable adjustments policy

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