Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity

We believe Sherwood Forest Hospitals is a great place to work and a great place to be; a great place to be you. We love diversity and we value your difference, your unique skills, knowledge and experience.

EDI Matters

When joining Sherwood Forest, you’ll join a workforce who is fully committed to providing outstanding care to our communities and we recognise that a richly diverse workforce contributes to our on-going commitment and success. 



EDI Events

Our EDI agenda is also supported by EDI Events

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion calendar enables us to celebrate important events and raise awareness for minority groups including LGBTQ+ Pride, Black History Month, International Day of Persons with Disabilities and religious festivals including Diwali. 

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Staff networks

Here at Sherwood, we have three established staff networks:

  1. Ethnic Minority
  2. LGBTQ+
  3. WAND (Disability staff network)

Our staff networks support the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion agenda in the Trust. They are an important mechanism for colleagues to bring forward suggestions to improve the working environment for the communities they act for and to support an inclusive culture within the Trust. 

What our employees say

Sarah Seddon Profile Picture

I love working as part of #TeamSFH because I feel valued and supported by the team around me.  I’ve been encouraged to follow my interests and I know that the work I do makes a real difference for patients which is what it’s all about.


Sarah Seddon

Specialist Clinical Pharmacist: Education & Training

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I have worked at Sherwood Forest Hospitals Foundation Trust for over 11 Years as a clinical member of staff from our Bank Health Care Assistant onto a Radiology Imaging Assistant. The trust and staff have supported me in each role to help me develop my skills and knowledge to ensure I have given and had the best work experience. In November 2020 I moved on to become a Patient Experience Officer where I was to gain further admin skills and the trust have supported me to change my skills and to better myself through the years and given me my exceptional experience and development.


Mitchel Speed

Patient Experience Officer / LGBT+ Network Vice Chair

Rani John profile picture

I love my job at Sherwood Forest Hospital because I am fortunate to make a living doing something I find challenging and inspiring.

I love solving problems, making people feel better and going home in the evening knowing I may not have changed the world but I made someone’s day brighter. The knowledge and skills I have gathered are being appreciated and respected by staff and patients alike. I have active encouragement from my managers to grow my career in this hospital. This hospital is a great environment for me to be innovative in order to improve vital services.

Rani John

Liver Clinical Nurse Specialist

Scott Slater Profile Picture

My role at SFH gives me the opportunity to work across the entire trust and influence how we provide treatment and care for our patients when they are at their most unwell.

It gives me contact with a lot of people across our workforce and what I love about that is wherever you go in trust people are friendly, helpful and working hard to provide the best for our patients.

Scott Slater

Deputy Resuscitation Services Manager