Dignity and respect

The Dignity Tree

Dignity and respect is the foundation for all health and social care services and needs to be the business of everyone involved at every level.

It is rightly regarded as a key outcome assessed by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). 


Are you treating people with dignity and respect?  

A key test is if you are treating people with the same dignity and respect as you would want for yourself or your family.

There are limitless ways to meet or even exceed expectations about how people are treated so we want to raise the bar as high as we can.

We have therefore launched a campaign with NHS Derbyshire County to have dignity champions in every service team across the county who will actively work to raise the bar.

Good luck with your dignity work ahead!

Bronze and Silver standard

The Derbyshire Dignity Campaign has been running since 2011 and a considerable number of establishments and organisations have achieved the bronze award.

In late 2013 we launched the silver standard. Some establishments have already achieved silver and many more are currently working through the application process.

To find out more about the bronze and silver awards please follow the links on the left hand menu bar.

Contact us

If you want to know more about what we are doing, have a suggestion for this section of the website or want more information on the Dignity Challenge then please contact any of the following people by email or telephone who will be happy to help you.

Related documents

The following documents are in Portable Document Format (PDF). You can download software to view PDF documents for free from the Adobe website (opens in a new window)

Information on other websites

 Skills for Care - Newsletters (opens in a new window)

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