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CCG awarded Equality and Diversity Partner status

NHS Birmingham CrossCity CCG has successfully been chosen by NHS Employers to be one of its Equality and Diversity Partners for 2015/16.

The CCG was recognised for its work in ensuring that equality and diversity issues are central to everything it does. This has included regular monitoring of recruitment to try and reflect the community it serves, the establishment of a board-level Equality Champion and mandatory training for all staff.

Jenny Belza, the CCG’s Chief Nurse and Quality Officer, said: “We are delighted and very proud to have been selected as an Equality and Diversity Partner by NHS Employers.

“Birmingham is a fantastically diverse city and we try to reflect and support that both in the way we run our organisation and in the services we commission.”

The CCG will work with NHS Employers to further embed and integrate diversity and inclusion into the culture and structure of the CCG, as well as joining forces with other organisations such as the Leadership Academy and NHS England to support system-wide efforts to improve diversity and equality across the NHS.

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