Our Culture

Health Innovation NENC’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity Statement

Empowerment and Respect lead to Creative Thinking and Innovation

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion are fundamental to our organisational values. Our mission at the HI NENC is to create a positive and supportive culture, where all employees and communities feel empowered and respected. By treating people fairly, equally and accepting and embracing differences, we encourage creative thinking and innovation, reduce health inequalities, enhance our corporate social responsibility, and create an inclusive safe space and working environment for all.

You can view a short presentation about our values and behavioural framework here

The Health Innovation Network’s equality, diversity and inclusivity pledges

In September 2019, the Health Innovation Network signed up to a series of pledges, demonstrating our national commitment to the diversity and inclusion agenda.

The Health Innovation Network pledges include committing to:

  • Implementing a recognised process to self-assess and improve equality performance in each of our organisations
  • Empowering and supporting staff to be positive role models for equality and diversity
  • Understanding the impact of our work on all members of our communities and ensuring our work reflects the equality and diversity within these communities.

HI NENC’s role in driving sustainability – Climate Emergency Declaration

Health Innovation NENC has joined other health and care organisations in the North East and North Cumbria  by declaring a climate emergency.  Along with the region’s NHS and other partners, the HI NENC has aligned its sustainability plans with ambitious targets from the North East and North Cumbria Integrated Care Board (ICB) to become the greenest and healthiest region in England by 2030.

The declaration recognises HI NENC’s commitment, and the steps it will take, to reach net zero carbon dioxide emissions within the next seven years. It also outlines the unique role the organisation plays to support innovators to spread and adopt sustainable healthcare solutions across the region.

Read our Climate Emergency Declaration in full here.