In common with other NHS trusts and large organisations, Oxford Health will be reporting annually on the gender pay gap.

The challenge in our organisation and across the UK is to eliminate the gender pay gap.

This is different from equal pay which deals with the pay difference between men and women who carry out the same or similar job; it is unlawful to pay people unequally because of their gender.

We are committed to reducing this gender pay gap and we will be working on our action plan to ensure both men and women have equality of opportunity and treatment.

What is Oxford Health going to do?
• We will continue to monitor and review the gender pay gap.
• We will continue to monitor and review recruitment and promotion policies to identify and remove any barriers for women.
• We will consider positive action where appropriate, and we will pay particular attention to senior appointments.
• We will continue to develop flexible working options and strategies to improve staff recruitment and retention, including supporting women returning to work after maternity or adoption leave.
• We will encourage female medics to apply for the clinical excellence award.
• We will also carry out similar pay gap analyses for other protected characteristics (such as race).

For more details, you can also read our full gender pay gap report.