The Black Lives Matter movement has shone a light on the racism that our Black, Asian
and Minority Ethnic colleagues, patients and carers continue to face throughout the world.
As an NHS clinical commissioner, we recognise our role in supporting a culture of
inclusion and equity both for staff and for those patients whom we serve.
We commit to:
• celebrating the diversity of our Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) colleagues, patients and carers.
• supporting our BAME staff to ensure they have equal opportunities in respect of access to employment, progression and personal development.
• developing a culture of inclusion to ensure that all of our colleagues feel welcomed, valued and treated with respect and dignity.
• commissioning services in a way that is mindful of the different needs of people to improve both access to healthcare and health outcomes.
• working together with our system colleagues and BAME communities to break down barriers to health care in all settings.
We do not tolerate racism or discrimination in any form and we will continue to listen to our BAME colleagues, patients and carers as we work to tackle health inequalities and discrimination wherever these occur.