Our equality, diversity and inclusion strategy

Our equality, diversity and inclusion strategy sets out our approach and commitment to making sure equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) is at the heart of everything we do:

  • How we deliver health and care services for our population.
  • How we commission such services.
  • How we engage with the people we serve.
  • How we manage our workforce.

Our strategy recognises NHS Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care Board (ICB) is a new statutory body and is in the process of developing its wider priorities and ambitions.

This means there’s still lots of work to do to develop our actions around EDI and the health inequalities affecting our communities. However, we have lots of good practice to build upon and an ambition to address these matters.

We will draw upon the skills, knowledge and experience of our population and our diverse workforce to further develop this work in the coming years.

The overarching purpose of this strategy is to:

  • Explain our approach and ambitions around EDI.
  • Set our equality objectives.
  • Fulfil our legal duty.

Once fully approved by our Board (expected July 2022), we will publish our EDI strategy and associated objectives here.

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