Caring, safe and excellent

Equality and Diversity

We are committed to providing services that are accessible to everyone. We recognise that different people have different needs and we will always do whatever we can to make sure that these needs are met.

The trust is committed to advancing equality of opportunity for all, eliminating unlawful discrimination and fostering good relations between people of all protected characteristics. We recognise and value the difference diversity makes to the communities we serve and to our workforce.

We have been using the NHS Equality Delivery System to progress our equalities work. This framework has helped us to identify our equality priorities and consolidate the progress we have made to date.

By placing equality, diversity and inclusion at the heart of our work, we are set on a continuous path to improving our provision to ensure that our services meet the needs of our communities and that our patients, service users, carers and staff are treated fairly.

NHS Equality Delivery System

Since 2011, we have been using the EDS2 to improve our services to patients and the working experience of our staff.

The documents below describe the trust’s performance on equality and diversity.

The Equality Report

The Equality Report 2015 helps us meet the specific duties of the Equality Act 2010 to publish information annually relating to employees who share a protected characteristic.

Equality and Diversity Report 2015

EDS2 and Equality Objectives

This document outlines the Trust’s Equality Objectives and priorities derived from the EDS2.

Equality Objectives 2014 – 2018

Workforce Race Equality Standard

This is our Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) 2015:

WRES 2015

Last updated: 18 September, 2015

We recognise that different people have different needs