Trust publishes first ever Roadmap to Inclusion, 2022-2024

23 May 2022 - Plan is designed to make King's a more inclusive place for staff, patients and communities

Roadmap

Today (23 May), King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has published its first ever Roadmap to Inclusion 2022-2024, which sets out the steps the Trust will be taking over the next two years to make King’s a more inclusive place to work, and to be treated.

King’s is an incredibly diverse organisation, serving diverse communities. For instance, our 14,000 staff represent over 130 nationalities, and we are incredibly proud of the rich cultural heritage provided by our staff, patients and local communities.

The Trust’s new roadmap to inclusion, which can be accessed here , builds on the Trust’s commitment to put equality, diversity and inclusion at the heart of everything we do.

We know the Trust is not as inclusive as it can be. The Roadmap is designed to help us tackle inequalities through practical initiatives, such as making diverse recruitment panels mandatory for certain roles, increasing diversity in recruitment to research teams, and embedding a Equality Risk Assessment Framework (ERAF) in all new and reviewed policies.

These steps will help turn our ambitions into meaningful improvements for everyone connected to King’s. By 2024, we are committed to making a marked difference in:

• Improving representation of staff, especially at senior levels which reflect the diversity of our communities;
• Strengthening and embedding our inclusive values at all levels, which will result in a marked reduction in our bullying, harassment and disciplinary numbers;
• Ensuring our leaders are visible and active champions of equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI), which will be evidenced by improved staff satisfaction across the Trust;
• Targeted interventions that will seek to address inequalities in access, experience and outcomes for people across our sites and services.

Putting diversity, equality and inclusion at the heart of everything we do forms part of King’s BOLD vision, which was set out in the Trust’s five-year strategy published. Read more about our Strong Roots, Global Reach strategy.


Notes to editors

1. For further information contact:

Sabrina Palanee, Corporate Communications, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
Tel: 020 3299 5935; e-mail: S.Palanee@nhs.net

2. King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK’s largest and busiest teaching hospitals. The Trust is recognised internationally for its work in liver disease and transplantation, neurosciences, cardiac, haemato-oncology, fetal medicine, stroke and major trauma.

Our hospitals include King’s College Hospital (Denmark Hill), the Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH), and Orpington Hospital – we also provide some services at Beckenham Beacon and Queen Mary’s Hospital, Sidcup.

We provide care to 1.5 million patients in Southwark, Lambeth, Bromley, Bexley, Lewisham and elsewhere in south-east London and parts of Kent. In July, we launched our new strategy, Strong Roots, Global Reach, and our new vision to be BOLD.