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Ep 50: How does the NHS at 75 get D&I right and where is it going wrong? With NHS Head of D&I, Paul Deemer

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Helen McGuire
by Helen McGuire

​The NHS is the largest employer in the UK. Therefore it’s essential that it stays ahead when it comes to providing a working environment that’s inclusive and equitable. Paul Deemer is the Head of D&I at NHS Employers, and in this episode, we dive deep into how the NHS approaches D&I and his journey into the space.

Paul shares the story of how he got into D&I, how D&I has changed over the past 20 years and how the Equality Act affected D&I across the UK. We speak about how things have improved, but also where there is still plenty of room for improvement.

We get insights into what the NHS is doing well in terms of D&I, and which issues it’s still tackling. Paul shares details on the staff survey that the NHS offers to all of its 1.3 million+ staff every year. We find out what data is tracked and how this data is used to improve the lives of NHS staff across the country.

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