Owen's invitation to help make CHFT fair for all.

 

Our Trust makes every effort to  make sure everyone working here gets the same opportunities and same support.

 

Our Chief Executive Owen Williams and our Assistant Director of Human Resources Azizen Khan are heading up a new drive to improve how we perform as a Trust with a series of focus groups for BME (black and minority ethnic)  colleagues in February. We have written to colleagues across the Trust inviting them along and to give their feedback.

 

As an employer we have to meet the Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) April 2015  which is a national equality standard for employment against which all NHS organisations are assessed.

 

The standard has nine indicators and has been developed to improve workforce race equality across the NHS. It aims to improve the opportunities, experiences and working environment for BME staff, and in so doing, help lead improvements in the quality of care and satisfaction for all patients.

 

Owen said in a lettter to colleagues: " The Trust firmly believes that in order to bring about real change for BME colleagues we need to hear directly from you about your experience in the Trust. Your participation in the focus groups is crucial as the Trust values your opinion and the contribution you will make and believes that by working together on this really important agenda we can bring about improvements for BME colleagues across the Trust which will in turn improve patient care."

 

The feedback from the focus groups will be used to develop an action plan identifying key areas for improvement this will be submitted to the Board of Directors for approval.  The Trust will, on an annual basis set out progress in delivering against the plan when the WRES is published

 

The details for the focus groups are as follows and you only need to attend one session:-

WRES Focus Groups

 

Date

 

Time

Venue

Friday

22 January

2.30pm – 4.00pm

Room 4

3rd Floor, Acre Mill Outpatients

HRI

 

Tuesday

9 February

 

9.30am – 11.00am

Board Room

CRH

Tuesday

9 February

 

1.00pm – 2.30pm

Parentcraft Room

CRH

Wednesday

17 February

10am – 11.30am

Room 3

3rd Floor, Acre Mill Outpatients

HRI

 

Thursday

18 February

1.30pm – 3.00pm

Room 4

3rd Floor, Acre Mill Outpatients

HRI

 

Thursday

18 February

3.00pm – 4.30pm

Room 4

3rd Floor, Acre Mill Outpatients

HRI

 

Friday

26 February

10.30am – 12 noon

Parentcraft Room

CRH

 

Friday

26 February

1.30pm – 3.00pm

Parentcraft Room

CRH

 

Tuesday

1 March

12.30pm – 2.00pm

Medium Training Room

L&D Centre

CRH

 

Thursday

3 March

3.30pm – 5.00pm

Room 3

3rd Floor, Acre Mill Outpatients

HRI

 

 

Please contact Tracy Rushworth on 01484 355039 or email tracy.rushworth@cht.nhs.uk to book your place.

 

.The Trust’s WRES can be found here Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES).

 

In the meantime if you have any questions please feel free to contact Azizen on 01484 355034 or email Azizen.khan@cht.nhs.uk