Note to reader
This report was drafted and progressed through governance in advance of the announcement in November 2021 that NHS Digital, alongside NHSX, will merge with NHS England and Improvement. We are publishing this report, as previously agreed, in February 2022.
We know that moving forward our aims and actions will need to align and complement those of our new NHS family, and we very much look forward to that collaboration. However, we have taken the decision to share the report as originally intended in order to record and track progress on our promises to date, and to demonstrate the importance of our commitments as guiding principles during our transition to NHS England.
We will not lose sight of these aims as we navigate this change. However, it's reassuring to already know that improving diversity and inclusion outcomes and experiences is of equal importance to the colleagues and senior leaders that we join.
This presents an exciting opportunity to share best practice, innovate together and push boundaries further to expedite our shared inclusion goals – together we will achieve more.