National Inclusion Week 2021 takes place from Monday 27 September – Sunday 3 October. The week is designed to celebrate everyday inclusion in all its forms. This is the 9th year Inclusive Employers has brought organisations together from across the globe to celebrate, share and inspire inclusion practices.
The theme for this year’s campaign is United For Inclusion and, as part of this, we at Mid Yorkshire want to show all staff, patients and visitors how the Trust is working towards becoming as inclusive an employer as possible.
Here at Mid Yorkshire, we are proud to have a diverse workforce. A diverse workforce allows us to work more effectively and better deliver to the diverse communities we serve. As a Trust, however, we can still do more. We want Mid Yorkshire to be a place of work that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve, provides a safe and inclusive environment for all colleagues, patients and visitors, and celebrates our differences.
As such we will be using National Inclusion Week to highlight some of the opportunities that exist within our Trust that demonstrate how we support our minority ethnic staff to progress their careers, look after their health and wellbeing and develop themselves personally and professionally.
The RCN Programme provides leadership development for nursing staff in Bands 5 and is normally available as a ‘public’ offer. The Skills in Practice Programme (SIPP) is a development programme run by the Professional Development and Education Unit (PDEU) team for Band 6 staff. It essentially consists of four, full day interactive sessions. The content covered includes a variety of topics beneficial in providing Band 6 staff with key skills and tools necessary to be effective leaders.
For further details about the programme and to watch a case study of registered nurse, Ruth Mwelwa, describe her experience of the course, visit the RCN BAME Leadership Programme & Follow up SIPP Course page