Our Aim is to become 
Effortlessly Inclusive

We want to be the best, and believe that being 'Effortlessly Inclusive' is at the heart of how UHMBT will be a Great Place to be Cared For; Great Place to Work for all.

We are working towards becoming a truly inclusive employer and service provider; in creating an environment and culture that celebrates inclusion & diversity, dignity & respect, values, nurtures and a harnesses difference for the benefit of patients, service users, their families, carers, members of the public and our employees.

We are committed to the elimination of discrimination, in reducing health inequalities, promoting equality of opportunity and dignity & respect for all our patients, service users, their families, carers and our staff.

Our five year Inclusion and Diversity Strategy has been developed in partnership with our inclusion networks and was approved by Trust Board in September 2016. It can be accessed at the link below.

UHMBT Inclusion and Diversity Strategy 2016 - 2021

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Inclusion & Diversity Matters at Morecambe Bay

Healthcare Provider of Choice in treating our patients, service users, their families and carers with care, compassion and dignity & respect

Employer of Choice in recruiting, training, developing, nurturing and retaining the best people

Partner of Choice for local, regional and national organisations, together creating innovative and mutually beneficial solutions for all

Buyer of Choice for suppliers of goods, facilities and services supporting our aims and ambitions

Organisation of Choice for all our population who are future patients, services users, prospective partners & employees who live and work in our area

In November 2018, the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT) was named the seventh most inclusive employer in the UK, in the Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers list. The Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers showcases leading organisations working across all strands of diversity, and provides a definitive list of UK based organisations that promote inclusion across all protected characteristics, throughout each level of employment within an organisation.

Pictured: The UHMBT Inclusion and Diversity team receiving their Inclusive Team of the Year award from Paul Wallace, Director of Employment Relations and Reward, NHS Employers in May 2016. From left to right: Karmini McCann, Assistant Director of Workforce; David Wilkinson, Director of Workforce and Organisation Development; and Lynne Wyre, Director of Nursing (Hospital Services).

The Trust’s Equality Objectives for 2015 - 2019:

  • To eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation
  • To improve year on year the reported patient experience for protected groups
  • To improve year on year the reported employee experience for protected groups
  • To reduce health inequalities for protected groups by improving access to all services

nhs-employers.pngNHS Employers Equality and Diversity Partner Programme

The Trust was hugely privileged to have been selected as one of NHS Employers Equality and Diversity Partners for both 2015/16 and 2016/17 and we are now part of their Alumni programme. This is a fantastic opportunity to work with NHS employers, other partners, as well as national stakeholders such as the Leadership Academy and NHS England to support us to embed and integrate I&D into the culture and structure at UHMBT, and for us to be involved in system wide efforts to improve I&D across the NHS.

Our Towards Inclusion Leadership Team


Lynne Wyre

Director of Nursing (Hospital Services)

Telephone: 01524 516357
Twitter: @2soprano


Karmini McCann 

Assistant Director of Workforce

Telephone: 01539 716656


David Wilkinson 

Director of Workforce People & Organisational Development

Telephone: 01524 516650

We aim to be Effortlessly Inclusive

We value all views in shaping patient and employee experience

Every Individual Matters

We recognise, respect, value and harness difference for the benefit of our patients and employees

Being Effortlessly Inclusive means:

  • We will actively listen and give people a voice
  • We will treat every person as an individual, with dignity and respect
  • We will celebrate diversity and difference
  • We will make no assumptions (no decision about you without you)

Top 50 Inclusive Employers
HSJ Award Finalist 2016
HPMA Award Finalist 2016
CIPD People Management Award Finalist 2016
ENEI Silver Award