Diversity & Inclusion
Statement Against Racism
As a mental health service, we recognise the impact that racism can have on the mental wellbeing of our patients and on the NHS workforce as a whole.
Practitioner Health supports the drive for equality and pledges to take steps to challenge our own behaviours and how these contribute to the endemic racism we see. We want your help in this and together promise that:
- We will talk honestly and openly about issues relating to race and racism with our staff, our patients, and our stakeholders.
- We will challenge, no matter how uncomfortable, comments or behaviours which discriminate against people based on the colour of their skin or ethnic group.
- As we develop new services, policies or implement changes we will review each time to ensure these are equitable and fair, and they do not negatively impact on any person of colour.
- We will advocate for our Black Asian Minority Ethnic patients where we see injustice or inequity in the health system, raise awareness of unfair policies or systems and challenge these.
- We will continue to listen and learn from our colleagues and patients as we seek to grow in our knowledge and to put these words into action.
NHS Rainbow Badge Scheme
Practitioner Health is part of the NHS Rainbow badge initiative, signifying its inclusive and non-judgemental nature. This initiative was started within the NHS to promote the message of respect and equality for all patients and staff within the healthcare environment. Many of the staff within the service can be seen wearing the rainbow badges to show their support of the LGBT+ community and by wearing the badge, display their awareness of potential issues faced by people with regards to gender and sexuality.
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