Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

Supporting your Muslim colleagues during Ramadan

“Ramadan is personal and is different for everyone so it is important to not make assumptions. Not everyone fasts and this doesn’t make us any more or less Muslim. Most people are happy to answer questions where these are approached with an open mind, a willingness to learn and from a place of respect.”

Dr Yasmin Zaidy (she/her) – GP Partner, Lifestyle Medicine Physician, Diabetes GPwSI and co-chair of the Primary Care Against Racism (PCaR) Network

Wellbeing blog

“Never before has taking care of our people across health and care been more important… We may not be able to put the breaks on the rollercoaster, but we can sit next to and support each other to ride out the highs and the lows. We can all commit to taking care of ourselves like we take care of those we’re here to serve.”

– Emma Marshall, Head of culture and transformation at NHS Humber and North Yorkshire ICB.

Inclusion Blog

“We’re on a journey as a system to become truly inclusive, but the work we’ve done over the last few months represents ‘one more bite of the elephant’ – there’s so much more to do and we cannot stop now” –

Jayne Adamson, executive director of people at NHS Humber and North Yorkshire Integrated Care Board.

International Day of Disabled People (IDDP)

“The transformative power of words – reflecting on the language and portrayal of Disabled people and supported by North Lincolnshire Libraries as we mark the 30 Anniversary of the International Day of Disabled People (IDDP).”

– Liesel Dickinson, Diversity, Inclusion and Wellbeing Adviser at North Lincolnshire Council.

UK Disability History Month 2022

“I would encourage you, as either a disabled person or a non-disabled ally, to make some space this UKDHM to find out more about the lived experiences of our disabled colleagues. To stop and listen, to commit to learning and to consider what hidden impacts the disabled community is still facing.”

– Rach McCafferty, project lead of equality diversity and inclusion at NHS Humber and North Yorkshire Integrated Care Board.

Black History Month 2022 Blog

“I’m calling on colleagues across Humber and North Yorkshire to embrace the month of October, Black History Month, as an opportunity to stand up. To move from being bystanders to upstanders, from allyship to action.”

– Jayne Adamson, executive director of people at Humber and North Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership and executive sponsor of the Humber and North Yorkshire Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Staff Network of Networks.