Ensuring the healthcare workforce is representative of the communities it serves.
A culture of equality, inclusion and opportunity are central principles of the NHS Constitution.
By providing access to education, employment and development opportunities for under-represented individuals (and groups), we’re helping people realise their potential and in doing so, reducing cultural, social and economic disadvantage. This is ensuring a talented and diverse workforce, where development and progression is based upon a person’s ability and not their social background or effectiveness of their social networks.
Read more about the Widening Participation programme on our national page. This programme is also closely aligned with the Talent for Care strategy, which you can read more about on our national page.