Consultation on the draft equity, diversity and belonging strategy

We have been developing an equity, diversity and belonging strategy and we would like your thoughts on the draft strategy before it is finalised.

Alex McKenzie, CSP Chair of Council, introduces the consultation on the draft strategy

The draft strategy is a product of collaboration with CSP diversity networks, members, staff and stakeholders with direct experience of, or insights into, the discrimination and disadvantage faced by members and their patients.

Getting the content right in the draft strategy has been critical. It covers our role as a trade union, a professional body and an employer, and is structured around the four aims of the CSP’s corporate strategy to ensure it is embedded in everything we do. It also links to our vision, purpose and values.

Read the consultation document, including the draft strategy:

The consultation will run until 31 July 2021. We encourage our members to read the draft strategy and respond to the consultation by completing a five-minute online survey run by the independent research agency Enventure.

The final strategy and its language should be accessible, easily understood and meaningful to all members and staff. We also want to test if it is easy to understand among those who are less familiar with the concepts of equity, diversity and belonging.

As well as testing this through the survey, Eventure will be running virtual discussion groups with members in July. 

For every member who takes part in a discussion group, we will make a £25 donation to the CSP Members Benevolent Fund.

Thank you for taking the time to respond to this consultation. Your contribution will help shape the direction of the CSP for the benefit of both its members and staff.

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