Equality Delivery System2 (EDS2) – East Midlands

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Kettering Borough Council

Bowling Green Road


NN15 7QX

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The purpose of these regional roadshows should be as follows:

  • Raise the profile of EDS2 as a vehicle for change
  • Share good and best practice in the use of EDS2 – including effectively working with the voluntary and community sector and use of the NHS Good Engagement Practice Guide
  • Highlight the role of EDS2 in tackling killer diseases; importance of prevention
  • Explore the EDS2’s strengths, areas for improvement  as well as how it can be employed and utilised by organisations more effectively in order to influence organisational / cultural change


The target audience for the roadshows should be:

  • Diversity and inclusion managers within provider trusts and CCGs
  • Human Resource Directors and managers within provider trusts and CCGs
  • Organisational development managers within provider trusts and CCGs
  • Service managers and leads within provider trusts and CCGs
  • Voluntary and Community Sector leads representing protected and vulnerable groups


Lunch and networking opportunity will be provided prior to commencement of the formal programme. The roadshow will consist of a three hour session. The roadshow programme is divided into a mixture of informative / interactive keynote speaker sessions and participative workshops.

Delivering the EDS2 relies on good partnership working with the Voluntary and Community Sector. Achieving good engagement from protected groups and their representatives will be teased out through keynote address, participative workshop and the use of the NHS Good Engagement Practice Guide.

Showcase of good practice where specialist NHS consultants lead on primary and secondary prevention in the community to tackle killer diseases such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, stroke, etc., 

Through participative workshop look at the format and structure of EDS2 and assess its strengths: what works well; why things work well; and what we need to more of. In addition, examine the format and structure of EDS2 and critically de-construct it to see what its weaknesses are; what doesn’t work at all; what works a little; and (critically) what needs to change.

A plenary session will capture the thoughts / feedback as well as what further needs to be done


12.15– 1.00: Arrival, Registration, Lunch and Networking

1.0    – 1.10: Achieving the Best for Diverse Communities and Workforce (Mark Smith,

             Director of Human Resources & Organisational Development)

1.10 – 1.20: NHS EDS2 – Making Change Happen (Paul Deemer, Head of Diversity and

                     Inclusion at NHS Employers)

1.20 – 1.35: Kettering General Hospital Experience (Chaman Verma, Diversity &

                     Inclusion Manager)

1.35 – 1.45: Voluntary & Community Sector – Key to EDS2 Success (Jane Carr, Chief 

                     Executive Officer - Voluntary Impact Northamptonshire)

1.45 – 2.25: Workshop - Working Effectively with Voluntary & Community Sector

2.25 – 2.40: Coffee Break

2.40 – 3.00: Tackling Killer Diseases – Importance of Prevention (Mr Salem Musa,

                     Consultant Breast Surgeon – Kettering General Hospital)

3.00 – 3.40: Workshop – EDS2: Is it working? Does it need improving? 

3.40 - 4.00: Plenary Session

4.00: Close


EDS2 Roadshow is organised by NHS Employers, Kettering General Hospital NHS (Foundation) Trust and Voluntary Impact Northamptonshire. Venue courtesy of Kettering Borough Council.

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