EBMT takes its approach to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion seriously. We believe that improving good practice in these areas is key to unlocking the potential contributions to our work of all our Members and staff and, most important, critical to our wider work challenging health inequalities in patient care.
In 2021 EBMT developed a three-year action plan to deliver progress in this area. An internal Taskforce was set up to help implement this. In June 2021, the EBMT Board approved the creation of the EBMT ED&I Committee. EDI outcomes are now reported annually to the EBMT Board.
At EBMT we believe that better delivery over time of EDI issues is critical to providing the very best service to our worldwide patient community.
The results of the qualitative and quantitative 2020 EDI Surveys were presented at the Board Meeting on the 16th of January of 2021.
In 2021, the EBMT Board adopted a new Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Policy. This was developed by an EDI Working Group established in 2019. The Group commissioned a quantitative survey of the diversity of our membership and staff and a qualitative survey of our Members and employees.
Summary of EDI Presentation at EBMT 2021 Annual Meeting ‘Health inequalities and equality, diversity and inclusion at EBMT’.
Additional ED&I news and information
Interview with Dr. Reshma Jagsi on the effects of Covid-19 on women in academic medicine and opportunities for promoting equity. Supplement to the N Engl J Med 2021