University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT) has been named as the seventh most inclusive employer in the UK, in the Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers list.
UHMBT had previously ranked eighth in 2017 and eleventh in 2016. The Trust is now the highest ranking NHS organisation in the UK.
The Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers showcases leading organisations working across all strands of diversity, and provides a definitive list of UK based organisations that promote inclusion across all protected characteristics, throughout each level of employment within an organisation.
David Wilkinson, Director of People and Organisational Development at UHMBT, said:
“We are very proud that we have been named in The Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers, and to rise again this year to seventh position in that list is even better.
“This achievement recognises the continued efforts of our staff who endeavour to make our Trust a better place to work, and a better place to be cared for.
“Our ambition is to keep attracting and retaining a truly diverse workforce, and this achievement helps to show that we are on the right track. Well done to everyone!”
Gillian Day, Inclusion and Diversity Advisor at UHMBT, said:
“We are thrilled to have been named the most inclusive NHS organisation in the UK. This really highlights all of the work we have been doing to make our Trust continuously more inclusive.
“Significant work has taken place over the last few years to help improve the experience of our workforce – including the development of our Disability, Black Minority Ethnic (BME), Forces, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual (LGBT), Gender Equality, Disability and other staff networks.
“We have also worked to embed our Behavioural Standards Framework into the UHMBT culture, and ensuring that all staff know how they should be treating colleagues, and how they should expect to be treated.
“We now hope to build on these successes, and develop even more opportunities for staff to contribute to policies and working practices.”
To find out more, please visit www.inclusivetop50.co.uk