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The evaluation of an innovative new training programme which is being developed and delivered by the London Leading for Help Partnership (LLfHP).

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We have been commissioned to undertake the evaluation of an innovative new training programme which is being developed and delivered by the London Leading for Help Partnership (LLfHP). This is a pan London leadership development organisation, working across the NHS to design, deliver and commission outstanding leadership development to staff with the ultimate aim of delivering better care to patients.

History of the project

LLfHP has appointed a number of experts in the field in order to, as a team, deliver Equalities & Diversities Leadership training developing and using an innovative ‘Transformational Human Rights’ approach. The scale of the challenge in London is huge given is super diversity and pressures on increasingly scarce resources.

‘Equality & Diversity’ has in the workplace arguably become a tick box exercise, whilst the practical implications of it are fraught with contentious and often media spotlighted issues such as wearing hijabs or niqabs. However bringing a human rights approach into this arena offers a principle led method through which different religious or cultural practices can be negotiated and conflicting demands for precedence can be weighed.

The team that have been brought together to deliver this pioneering project talk about how open dialogue about real inclusion issues have become ‘the elephant in the room’ with policy and fear gagging conversation and hindering real progress.  They are aiming to instigate a paradigm shift in how equalities, diversity and inclusion are understood and delivered in the NHS pan London, with the belief that this can contribute to addressing health inequalities.

What we will deliver

CUCR are tasked with looking at the partnership involved in the delivery of this programme, following how the programme is translated into action learning in work place environments and assessing early evidence of impacts on individual staff, on staff teams and the implications for their professional practice and therefore ultimately patients.