Inclusive Decision Making Framework (IDMF)

Workshop Launch for the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) Inclusive Decision Making Framework (IDMF)

We are pleased to announce the launch of our IDMF workshop series. This is a Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) system-wide innovative approach to help embed equality considerations (including health inequalities) within decision making.

What is the Inclusive Decision Making Framework (IDMF)?

In 2020, the IDMF was developed to embed equality (including health inequalities) considerations within decision-making across the LLR system. The framework is based on six steps to consider equality within decision-making. The IDMF will help to:

  • Foster a culture of Inclusive Decision Making across the LLR system
  • Provide a shared Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) resource across different system partners
  • Provide practical steps to ensure that the needs of different communities and staff are considered in decision making and plans
  • Meet the challenges of delivering the NHS Long Term Plan across LLR to Meet our legal duties – in terms of equality, reducing health inequalities, and human rights

Who are the IDMF workshops for?

The IDMF series of workshops are aimed at staff who are:

  • Working across the LLR design groups
  • Involved in decision making across LLR – which may affect patients and/or staff

What will you get from attending a workshop?

The 1 day sessions will provide you with information and guidance on how to apply the IDMF, and will include theory work, case studies, group discussions, practical tips and interactive breakout sessions.

Format of the session?

The workshops will be delivered by Equality Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) specialists, supported by the latest evidence on inclusive decision-making.

Each workshop is a 1-day online event, with a range of dates to choose from to suit your schedule – Please note, you only need to attend 1 workshop!

Timing of the workshops

All workshops within the launch series will follow the same format and content.

Your chosen workshop will start at 10:00hrs and run until 16:00hrs and will include regular rest breaks as well as a lunch break. Prior to booking, please be sure that you can attend the full day to get the most out of this amazing FREE offer!

I’m really interested, how do I secure my place?

A range of workshop dates are available to choose from between late-June and mid-August.

All you need to do to secure your place is click on the Eventbrite link included below and follow the booking instructions.

Once you have secured your place, you will receive an MSTeams link nearer the time to access the event.

Please don’t hesitate, these workshops are advertised on a first come first serve basis. We really look forward to seeing you there!

Please note:

If you are part of the Reconfiguration Design group, LLR People Board, and LLR EDI Task Force group, you don’t need to do anything, you will receive a direct invite.

Who do I contact for further information?

For further information and to ask any questions you may have, please email  or

Implementation work

Implementation of the IDMF will commence in Spring 2021 with workshops and engagement activities taking place with key teams across the LLR system. It is envisaged that implementation will go hand in hand with support and resources – these will become available on this page soon.

The implementation of the framework presents a period of transition in terms of processes and systems. In time, all LLR system partners will be required to align systems, policies, and processes to the IDMF.

The IDMF is an innovative approach that should embed equality, address bias, and improve decision-making from the outset of proposals. Its success will require support from all LLR system-wide partners and staff involved in decision-making.

A number of design groups have already started to embed the IDMF and it has also been adopted by the LLR Covid-19 Vaccination Programme whose application of the framework has been hailed as exemplar practice by the Midlands Health Inequalities group.

For further information:

Please contact: or LLR Academy directly