The Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Team

As Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Lead, it is my passion and my purpose to ensure that all workforce members, regardless of their job or grade, experience fairness and equality of opportunity. Guided by equality legislation and a determination to support and enhance Trust employee's experiences and better the patients’ journeys and use of our services. I am inspired by the shared purpose of creating a sense of belonging for all workforce members. I have a genuine belief that there is an intrinsic link between staff experience is positive the care delivered will be positively impacted and service and patient experience.

We should celebrate and share our differences amongst staff, patients and service users.

In the wider society, I feel there is a need to understand how peoples circumstances may affect their ability to access our services. Working with my colleagues I will endeavor to reduce the health inequalities experienced and work towards a holistic inclusive environment for all.

I am here to help and guide should you have any issues or questions; I welcome all enquiries and suggestions relating to EDI. Please contact me on

Samantha Boatema-Cooke

Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion