Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity Training


Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity are at the heart of the NHS Values, and with an increasingly diverse workforce it is important that we are fostering an inclusive environment for our postgraduate medical and dentral trainees, as well as our other colleagues. 

This webpage provides details of available training to enhance your understanding of equality and diversity issues, and increase your confidence in creating an inclusive work and training environment. 

Mandatory Equality and Diversity Training

All trainers are required to complete Equality and Diversity training every three years. Moreover, anyone who sits on an interview panel, an ARCP or appeal panel, or is involved in investigations, especially in relation to bullying and harassment, must have undertaken training in Equality and Diversity. 

The following courses are acceptable to satisfy these mandatory training requirements: 



This Meet the LGTBQIA+ Community animation introduces the language used in the LGBTQIA+ acronym

This LGBTQIA+ Awareness session will raise awareness of the equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) issues that lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, intersex, asexual and other (LGBTQIA+) colleagues might face. It explores what you can do to mitigate against them in a proactive manner and support a more inclusive culture.


We provide two courses to increase awareness and understanding of neurodivergence, including tools to support trainees who are neurodiverse. These courses can be viewed in the Faculty Development Course Brochure, available on our Faculty Development Programme webpage

NHSE Yorkshire and Humber have also procured a ten-module course called 'Neurodiversity and Me' from Genius Within. Whilst it has been designed as a personal development course for those trainees who experience challenges associated with neurodiversity, we also hope it acts as a developmental tool for educators: as a way of increasing your toolkit of approaches to support trainees to develop positive strategies to common challenges – be they neurodivergent or not.  

Each module is informed by research that has identified neurodiverse strengths and challenges in clinical settings, which include:

  • Wellbeing and stress management
  • Managing fatigue and burnout
  • Achieving proactive communication
  • Planning and prioritising work and education commitments
  • Planning revision
  • Memory and recalling information
  • Concentration and focusing
  • Literacy and numeracy
  • Building reflective learning
  • Building confidence, supporting motivation and meeting professional goals. 

The course considers preventative models and strategies to meet workplace and study needs, and encourages to reflection on your own personal experiences to leverage your strengths. Whether you choose to access the full course, or dip into those modules which are best suited to you, we hope you find the resource valuable. 

How to access the course

The course is hosted on our virtual learning platform, Blackboard.

Please read our guidance on how to access the neurodiversity and me course for specific instructions.