On 1st October 2017 Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT) and University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust (UHSM) came together to form a new NHS Organisation, Manchester University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Report 2018

The Trust brings together nine individual hospitals from across the city of Manchester to form the largest NHS organisation in England with the aim of driving improvements in consistency of care across the city, better utilising economies of scale for the benefit of services and to reduce health inequalities through the bringing together of experts within a single hospital service.

As part of the formation of the new organisation, stakeholders and community partners have been engaged to help build a new way of working in partnership right from the start. As recognition of this a range of stakeholders from across organisations representing our diverse local community were involved in contributing to the Equality Impact Assessment on the formation of a new Hospital Trust and further engagement is planned as we develop our community engagement and partnership approach for the new organisation.

Both CMFT and UHSM have strong established Equality, Diversity and Inclusion governance, best practice and specialist staff already in place and over the coming year various projects are underway to build on this to deliver structures and support that allow Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust to continue to be a regional and national leader at championing the value of diversity and at embedding inclusion rights across all parts of the organisation.

As this report comes shortly after the merger of CMFT and UHSM, the format and data included reflect the previous reporting and structures that were in place across the respective organisations and should be viewed as an evolution towards a new single reporting format that will be in place ready for next year’s annual reporting cycle.

We have aimed to design the presentation and details included in this report to make it easy to ready and information to be as directly comparable across our various hospital sites as possible based on the current information we have available.

If you require any information in alternative formats or would like to enquire about further details on information presented in this report please contact the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Team equality@mft.nhs.uk who will respond to your query or signpost you to a more appropriate contact.

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