Inclusion and Respect
We regularly work in challenging environments and situations with colleagues and patients from a wide range of backgrounds. This award recognises an individual or team who have delivered a specific project or initiative to proactively adopt better ways of working, and changed the way we deliver a service(s) to meet the specific needs of patients, or helped to celebrate our diverse workforce and supported us to foster an inclusive and respectful culture.
|Carol Ann McLachlan
Carol has been nominated for being an advocate and ally of the Able staff network. Carol helped complete a reasonable adjustment assessment of the NEAS007 to make it more user-friendly, easier to read, easier to process the information, navigate round and quicker to use.
Shumel has been nominated for being instrumental in challenging the Trust in a proactive and supportive way to ensure we consider the needs of ethnic minority colleagues. He has worked hard both internally and externally, ensuring he helps us to understand the views and opinions of ethnically diverse staff in the Trust and the issues people face in many of the region’s diverse communities.
Shumel is also an active member of many of the other staff networks and regularly demonstrates his support as an active ally to all groups in NEAS.
Pauline has been nominated for developing many improvements with the EDI team but also independently of the team to ensure we make improvements to support people in the workplace with a variety of needs.
She is totally committed to improving issues disabled staff face and ensures they can reach her in and out of hours. She is a fantastic advocate for NEAS and a true inspiration for other colleagues and Able@NEAS members