Training and Guidance
The Foundation Trust provides an extensive programme of training courses and events for managerial, clinical and non-clinical staff. (See the training pages under Work with Us). Equality and Diversity training is included as part of this programme.
A new design of mandatory and induction Equality & Diversity training has been delivered across the Trust. Of those responding to the 2012 Staff survey 68% reported having had training in last 12 months (Acute trust average 54%). The response in the 2011 staff survey had been 43%.
Examples of feedback from the new approach to E&D refresher and induction training:
- “More modern than original online training”
- “Interesting and thought provoking”
- “Put E&D into day to day context”
- “More enjoyable than I thought it would be!”
To match the new style face-to-face training, a new Equality & Diversity booklet was launched in August 2012. To support the trust in reducing the time required for mandatory training, online Equality & Diversity E-Assessments were launched in February 2013.
As Equality & Diversity principles relate to everything we do in hospital life it is possible to combine training and the ideal pilot for this was Equality & Diversity and Customer Care training. These courses were amalgamated and a redesigned course was delivered from February 2013 giving 2 competencies for attending 1 course.