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BCPFT hailed as a diverse employer

We are delighted to have been praised by the Health Service Journal (HSJ) for having the highest share of Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) board members, according to the 2018 workforce race equality standard data published by NHS England.

Alongside Board representation, 29.12 per cent of staff is from a BME background, which is highly representative of the local Black Country population.

Wider than having positive BME representation across the workforce, our Trust has done a lot of work to ensure equality and inclusion is high on the agenda. From offering specialist training, active staff networks and development opportunities; our services are encouraged to regularly review how we can better support the needs of the diverse communities they serve.

“We’ve worked hard to develop a positive culture of equality and inclusion across the Trust” commented Lesley Writtle, Chief Executive of BCPFT. “Our communities are changing and we need to ensure we have the right services in place to meet their needs; part of this means having the right people with the right skills that can really make a difference.

“Whilst we know there is more to do this is a positive step in the right direction and we will continue to promote an inclusive culture that supports, develops and gives opportunities for our entire workforce”.