Diversity Champions

Diversity Champions are Trust staff who are self nominated with a real passion and commitment to the Equality and Diversity agenda.

Our champions come from all areas across Trust directorates and divisions and work to support staff and patients and ensure that the Trust is compliant with the NHS EDS system.

The Diversity Champions meet 4 times a year as a forum. The role of the Diversity Champion is to keep their directorate/division informed of recent developments in current Equality and Diversity matters via their team meetings and team briefs.

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Who are our Diversity Champions?

We have over 20 diversity champions working at Barnsley Hospital, they include:

Terasz Girdlestone Community Midwife

For the past 13 years I have worked with pregnant asylum seekers and economic migrants from all over the world and have been closely involved in developing services and care pathways around their many and varied needs. I am interested in continuing to be an advocate to continue supporting this group of vulnerable women.

Vivika G. Parkinson, Medical Outpatients Dept

I became a Diversity Champion, in order to provide feedback information to staff on current equality and diversity legislation;and to provide guidance to patients to deal with any equality matters.

Jade Lynch, Registered Adult General Nurse

To be kept up to date on issues surrounding equality, diversity and dignity appropriate to my area of work. I can then ensure I pass on relevant information to fellow colleagues to ensure myself and my colleagues provide holistic and up to date care to patients and visitors.

Emma Goldthorpe, Ward Sister (Gynaecology)

I would like to be available on the ward to provide guidance and support to colleagues surrounding issues related to equality, diversity and dignity. I aim to provide relevant information to my colleagues, patients and visitors on the ward by providing them with up to date information and knowledge.

If you hDisability logoave any questions or would like any of our information in another format, please contact Beverley Powell  , Equality and Diversity Manager communications.barnsley@nhs.net   or telephone 012226 43  730000


Diversity Champions Newsletter


August 2015

Diversity Champion Job Role

Diversity Champion – The role has been approved by the Equality and Diversity Committee July 2015