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About us

Patient and Carer Race Equality
Framework (PCREF) Events

About us

Patient and Carer Race Equality
Framework (PCREF) Events

About us

Patient and Carer Race Equality
Framework (PCREF) Events

About us

Patient and Carer Race Equality
Framework (PCREF) Events

What is happening now?

We are currently in the process of defining the activities to help deliver phase two of the PCREF Programme which will run through to January 2022. Phase two focuses on the ten national Organisational Competencies identified by NHS England in addition to two local organisational competencies that were identified during the first phase. These are the skills and practices the Trust needs to focus on, to improve the way we offer and deliver services so that equity is achieved.

As part of defining the activities, we are developing a social movement within phase two where we will launch the PCREF Activists and Allies as an integral initiative to drive the next phase. We are developing the Activists and Allies offer within our three constituencies. This second phase will involve several engagement events and other activities within each constituency and bringing the constituencies together at a Borough level with the culmination at a Trustwide event.

How you can get involved!

Between May to July 2021, each constituency began recruitment for PCREF Activists and Allies, developing programmes of activities, opportunities and campaigns. If you are interested in joining the Partnership on this journey towards anti-racism and equity, please consider becoming a PCREF Activist or Ally (contact details below).

In June 2021, we invited Black communities, Black Service Users and their Carers and Trust staff to complete an online questionnaire for NHS England, to share experiences and views on NHS mental health services. This will help to inform the development of the PCREF programme. We also started mapping within the community and across the Trust the readiness to make improvements on each of the Organisational Competencies.

Between August to October 2021, work started in earnest to analyse each Organisational Competency and identify projects to help us improve. Also, during this time, each constituency started campaigns, events and other activities to build the social movement. This included various Activists and Ally opportunities, training, seminars and lunch and learns. There will also be opportunities for constituencies to learn and contribute together on the themes of anti-racism and decolonising mental health services.

In early November 2021, we will begin the ‘Together Work’ where we will deliver our first Trustwide engagement event, bringing together all three constituencies to share thoughts, learning and analysis. Following this event, we will hold several borough-based meetings to develop shared understandings and prepare joint presentations including proposed change ideas for the public events in January 2022.

Throughout January 2022, we will hold a series of public engagement events. Firstly, we will bring together our three constituencies at four borough-based events in Croydon, Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark and then to one culmination Trustwide Event towards the end of the month.

Working in partnership, the Trust, Croydon BME Forum and Lambeth Black Thrive are currently finalising dates for these events and will publicise these soon.

Stay connected:

To get involved in the PCREF Activists and Allies social movement, please contact the relevant team:

Croydon: CroydonIAG@bmeforum.org / 0208 684 3719

Lambeth: LambethIAG@blackthrive.org.uk / 0333 090 2370

Lewisham: LewishamIAG@bmeforum.org / 0208 684 3719

Southwark: SouthwarkIAG@blackthrive.org.uk / 0333 090 2370 

Service Users and Carers: PCREFapproach@slam.nhs.uk

Staff: PCREFapproach@slam.nhs.uk