The community inclusion team and research and innovation department at Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust are eager to hear your views on terminology of race and equality.
The consultation so far has held seminars to gather responses from both staff and members of the local Black Country community. The sessions have been well received with over 100 attendees providing insightful discussion and response. One of the main responses received from these sessions was that replacing one label with another is not the solution. However, the right terminology will foster a sense of belonging with an inclusive approach where people of all backgrounds in the organisation and communities feel comfortable and included.
The Trust’s next phase of consultation is to reach out to people who were not able to attend the engagement seminars. The survey will remain open until Friday 29 October after which the Trust will communicate the outcome and the preferred term for our Race and Ethnicity terminology.
You can complete the survey by clicking this link. Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust would encourage you to take part in the survey. Your responses will help to shape this work and will define the Trust’s future as an anti-racist organisation supporting its commitment to the Race Code.
For further information please contact Yassar Mohammed, EDI Partner on Yassar.firstname.lastname@example.org or 07970 372 473.