Equity, diversity and inclusion

The Academy of Medical Sciences is committed to working towards full equity of opportunity for all, embedding inclusion in our own organisation, practices, work, and the wider medical science sector.

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We seek and celebrate diversity in all its forms, confident in the knowledge that our differences can only strengthen medical science. We strive to ensure that no individual or group is disadvantaged on any ground including age, caring responsibilities, disability, gender reassignment, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief.

Our equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) work expands beyond protected characteristics to include geography, research subject and sector, clinical and non-clinical specialties, career stage, and socio-economic background. We appreciate that the scope of EDI evolves to meet the needs of marginalised communities. Over the course of this strategy we will continue to review this definition and the focus of our EDI work to ensure it meets the needs of the society we serve.

We are serious about learning both from our successes and our failures, and believe that transparency is key for sector-wide improvement. We welcome comments and feedback and will always listen with an openness and willingness to learn how to do things better. 

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