Lord Lilley: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to use the Everyday Discrimination Scale as recommended in the Review of Health and Social Care Leadership published on 8 June; and if so, what evidence they have that it provides useful objective evidence.
Lord Kamall: All seven recommendations in Leadership for a collaborative and inclusive future have been accepted by the Government. This includes positive equality, diversity and inclusion action, where the report encourages the use of the Everyday Discrimination Scale as a useful tool to support leaders and teams to address discrimination in the workplace.
The scale was developed by a Harvard University professor, which has been used globally to address issues through specific questions and considerations. However, the use of the scale is not being mandated in the National Health Service and social care. The Department considers this as one of a number of tools available to health and social care workers to ensure a welcoming and supportive environment.