Equality Frameworks and improvement tools

To support our work on diversity and inclusion we use the NHS Equality Delivery System framework to check and measure our progress and also assess ourselves against a number of external assessments. These include:

Race at work charter signatory

Business in the Community and Race at Work charter – We are committed to this charter, which aims to improve equality of opportunity in the workplace of people from ethnic minority backgrounds and to better understand their needs

2022 Smart
    British Dyslexia Smart Award – We are committed to supporting people living with dyslexia in the workplace and those applying for positions at the North East Ambulance Service. We are able to support with a range of reasonable adjustments to working practices and provide assistive technology if needed to support people to undertake their role and responsibilities
    DC leader Disability Confident Scheme – In 2022 we were assessed a ‘leader’ organisation in the Disability Confident Scheme for the second time. We use this scheme to ensure disabled employees and applicants receive a fair and equitable experience that considers their needs when applying for jobs and when working in our organisation. We are committed to ensuring we are flexible, offer reasonable adjustments and considers people’s needs in the workplace while balancing this with service demands and needs
    enei Employers network for Equality and Inclusion (ENEI) – We are currently rated as a ‘gold’ employer, one of only 13 organisations nationally to achieve this status following an external assessment. We use ENEI’s annual framework and assessment to benchmark our work on diversity , equity and inclusion across all protected characteristics groups against other organisation and continue to learn, grow and develop

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