When a scoping exercise in Cheshire and Merseyside demonstrated an appetite amongst local organisations to work together differently to support equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI), Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust successfully applied to the NHS NWLA for a leadership development grant, on behalf of a wider partnership of NHS organisations.
The project aims to gain a deeper understanding of EDI across Cheshire and Merseyside and explore opportunities for consolidating best practice and diversifying EDI efforts at a system level. Corroborating EDI aspirations, strategies, governance structures, roles and outcomes via a system-wide analysis has the potential to enable a more efficient, consistent and cohesive approach to EDI.
Click here to read the full case study on the key challenges and lessons learnt, along with progress to date and next steps. The programme lead, Joe O’Grady, also shares his personal account on the video below.