Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust – the ‘Speaking Up Together’ Award

This year the National Guardian’s Office is sponsoring a new category for the HSJ Awards, ‘Creating a Supportive Staff Culture’. In the run up to these awards we are highlighting the winning entries from last year’s Freedom to Speak Up Awards.

Last year Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust won the ‘Speaking Up Together’. This Freedom to Speak Up partnership award recognised the connections and partnerships that are being forged to enable all staff to speak up.

The trust’s Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) staff network and the Human Resources leadership team worked in partnership to co-design the ‘People Before Process’ programme, which was developed to ensure that the trust’s BME workforce experience respect and dignity at work and are treated fairly through processes.

The programme encourages open communication to improve the lives and wellbeing of the trust’s BME staff and support equality, diversity and inclusion where everyone feels comfortable about speaking up.

June 8, 2018