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.

On this page we describe our work to make sure services are caring, safe and excellent for everyone. This work is our response to a law called the Public Sector Equality Duty (part of the Equality Act 2010).

Your views are vital to developing services that meet the needs of local communities and we are always pleased to receive ideas and comments about how we can develop fairer services. Please email us on:

NHS Equality Delivery System

Since 2011, we have been using the NHS Equality Delivery System to improve our services to patients, and the working lives of our staff.

The reports below describe how the Trust was performing on equality and diversity over the financial year 2011/12:

Equality and Diversity Report 2012

Equality Delivery System Goals and Actions 2012 to 2013

These documents were published to meet the specific requirements of the Public Sector Equality Duty.

To see what progress the Trust has made, please read our Equality and Diversity Report 2013.

This report tells you about our equalities work during 2012/13, and what we achieved. This information was used to decide our priorities for action during 2013/14 which are set out in the document below:

OH Equality Objectives 2013 14 public

We will publish further information here as it becomes available.

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

WRES 2015

Last updated: 5 August, 2015

We recognise that different people have different needs