The Trust is committed to taking positive action for disabled people and is recognised as a Disability Confident Committed Employer. A Disability Network Forum was launched in 2016 which will ensure that the Trust continually improves equality in the provision of healthcare, other services and employment and complies with equality, non-discrimination and human rights law.

 Forum Aims

  • Provide a forum for staff to talk about issues that specifically affect them
  • Raise awareness of disability in the workplace and host events, diversity days and initiatives
  • Raise concerns of discrimination with senior leaders in the Trust
  • Support the career development of disabled staff
  • Provide strategic advice to MTW on the issues affecting disabled staff
  • Provide advice and guidance in the development and review of Trust policies and procedures
  • Provide advice and guidance in personnel issues including recruitment, selection, retention and training
  • Consider reports on disability issues at MTW, including reports relating to monitoring data and good practice
  • Promote MTW as a great place to work for disabled staff
  • Liaise with disabled service users and disability community groups to raise awareness of their health needs and their perceptions of the NHS