Equality, diversity and inclusion strategy 2019 - 2024

This strategy reiterates our promise to tackle inequalities and promote equality, diversity and inclusion and human rights with the highest possible standards of care and outcomes for everyone creating a better working environment for staff.

Publication date:
01 November 2019
Date range:
November 2019 - November 2024

Freedom to Speak up (FTSU)

The Chief Executive oversees the role of the Freedom to Speak Up Guardian. The Trust has a Freedom to Speak Up Guardian as well as FTSU Ambassadors, who have been appointed from across KMPT so staff are able to raise any concerns at an early stage at any time.

Recruitment of ambassadors is continuous, to enable staff to select an ambassador who they feel they can talk to confidently.

This is a key role identified in the Freedom to Speak Up Review by Sir Robert Francis QC after reviewing the experiences of whistle-blowers in the NHS. The review required all NHS trusts to nominate a Freedom to Speak Up Guardian by the 1 October 2016.

MPT is a Mindful Employer which is led by the Director of Workforce, Communications and OD who is an advocate for positive mental health and well-being. Information and support for employees who experience stress, anxiety, depression or other mental health conditions is available as well as counselling services.