- Published: Tuesday, 28 July 2020 15:40
Dr David Fluck
Acting Chief Executive
Welcome to this week's message. I have been on leave this past week but before I went, I attended an important and inspiring Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) virtual event, which was hosted by Surrey Heartlands and focused on race.
Nearly 100 people from across the partnership organisations attended and took part in discussions which informed meaningful actions to improve experiences of our Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) workforce and local community.
At ASPH we are proud of our diverse workforce and have an active BAME network, which meets on a regular basis to discuss ideas and actions to support staff. The Black Lives Matter campaign has mobilised support from all sections of the Trust's workforce, significantly increasing support and membership of our BAME staff network and a call to action to raise awareness of and response to issues relating to race. A number of taskforce groups are being established in order to do this. Allies are very welcome to attend these sessions.
I thought you'd be interested in some of the key messages shared at the EDI conference: