Celebrating our differences
We recognise and celebrate that everyone is different, and we value the unique contribution that each individual’s experiences, knowledge and skills make in delivering high quality, patient-centred care.
Equality, diversity and inclusion are central to the way we work together to provide sustainable services for the people of Lincolnshire.
We are fostering an environment where people want to work, leading the way in good employment practice. We are also committed to enabling each member of staff to achieve their full potential in an environment characterised by dignity and mutual respect.
To support equality, diversity and inclusion, we have a number of staff equality networks, which champion the contributions made by black, Asian and minority ethnic staff, our Lesbian, Gay Bisexual and Transgender plus (LGBT+) community and serving or former members of the Armed Forces. We are investigating the creation of a staff network group for mentally and physically disabled staff.
We also recognise and are committed to addressing our gender pay gap.
Armed Forces Staff Network
Lincolnshire has a proud military history and strong links with the Armed Forces, particularly the Royal Air Force.
As a trust, we have signed the Armed Forces Covenant, pledging to support reservists, veterans and the wives, husbands and partners of military personnel working with us. Equally, we are committed to ensuring both serving and veteran members of the Armed Forces and their families receive the best quality care.
Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Staff Equality Network
Our BAME Staff Equality Network is chaired by Dr Tanweer Ahmed, director of the Lincolnshire Clinical Research Facility. The network is designed for staff who identify as black, Asian and ethnic minority as well as people wishing to support and champion the work of the network and our commitment to the NHS Workforce Race Equality Standard.
LBGT+ Staff Equality Network
Open to all ULHT colleagues, we are looking at what can be done to make things better for LGBT+ people, whether they are staff, patients, carers or service users.