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How we support diversity and inclusion

As an organisation, we value and understand differences in our people and use it to innovate. Find out about our objectives and the demographics of our workforce.

Our 2017 workforce demographics - we have 2,833 employees at NHS Digital (as of 31 March 2017). Find out about the demographics of our workforce.

Workforce objectives

  1. We will deliver appropriate learning and development to ensure that all NHS Digital staff develop a good level of equality and diversity awareness.
  2. We will work towards having no difference in the employment outcomes for NHS Digital staff or potential recruits because of protected characteristics.
  3. We will develop best practice in workforce equality and diversity by creating internal and external networks and supporting positive action initiatives.

Service objectives

  1. Guided by industry best practice, when we communicate with the public and service users, we will seek to deliver clearer, more representative, and more accessible information and guidance.
  2. We will establish a network of staff who will investigate the ways in which we can ensure that our products, policies and behaviours reflect the communities we serve and do not disadvantage or otherwise negatively impact the public and users of our services.
  3. As the trusted national provider of high-quality information and data about health and social care, we will improve our focus on protected characteristics in the information that we collect and share. By doing so, we will improve knowledge about the health of, and care experienced by, those with protected characteristics.


Our workforce demographics

Our workforce demographics 2017

We have 2,833 employees at NHS Digital (as of 31 March 2017). Find out about the demographics of our workforce.

Our workforce demographics 2016

Find out about our diversity and inclusion workforce report 2015/16.

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