Tech firm Culture Shift partners with NHS Academy to improve discrimination reporting

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by Rachael Hesno
Culture Shift

Tech-for-good developer Culture Shift has partnered with the NHS Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) Academy to offer more than 23,500 NHS employees access to its reporting platform.

The online platform, created by the Manchester-based developer, is designed to give staff improved opportunities for reporting experiences of discrimination, bullying, harassment and victimisation in the workplace.

Set to launch in September, the platform will provide NHS staff with a safe space to disclose incidents with the aim of boosting LLR’s approach to creating a safe workplace free from bullying, harassment and discrimination.

It will be made available to around 17,800 staff at NHS University Hospitals of Leicester, 5,500 at Leicestershire Partnership Trust and 278 across LLR Clinical Commissioning Groups. 

Gemma McCall (pictured), CEO of Culture Shift, said: “We’re proud to be offering NHS staff access to anonymous reporting and helping to drive positive change. The NHS has been under immense pressure this past year and access to the platform will give much needed additional support to NHS staff. The launch of our platform will help break down barriers to reporting and ensure LLR is taking a proactive and preventative approach to any problematic behaviour. Our aim with the system is to create an environment where staff feel empowered to speak up about any instances of bullying, harassment or discrimination.”

Jen Mulloy, Equality and Inclusion Business Partner at NHS Midlands and Lancashire CSU, commented: “The Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) Academy is pleased to be working with Culture Shift to launch the LLR YourVoice report and support tool. The YourVoice report and support tool will enhance our existing approach to creating a safe workplace free from bullying, harassment and discrimination.”

“This online platform will give our workforce a confidential, anonymous and convenient way to report their experiences in order for us to prevent and tackle discrimination, bullying, harassment and victimisation. The analytics part of the system will be fundamental in helping us identify trends and target interventions as well as providing robust information to support our current reporting systems. The platform also enables a fully integrated case management process,” continued Jen Mulloy. 

 

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