Equality and diversity
We believe that healthcare services should respond to the diverse requirements of everyone in our local community.
This means taking into account needs relating to age, gender, race, disability, religion, and sexuality.
Every policy we develop is subject to an equalities impact assessment to prevent unintentional discrimination.
We have been working with AccessAble
to ensure our services and facilities are accessible to disabled people, and the loop system is widely available to support patients with hearing impairments.
The patient passport helps us to ensure the healthcare needs of patients with learning disabilities are met, and multi-lingual phrase books and access to interpreters are available to support people who do not speak English.
We continuously monitor a range of workforce and patient statistics to identify any anomalies that could potentially indicate barriers to employment or access to healthcare.
Equality and diversity information
|Carers Charter [pdf] 153KB||Whats it to you [pdf] 476KB|
Our Equality Strategy and our Equality and Diversity Action Plan set out our commitment to taking equality, diversity and human rights into account in everything that we do.
Workforce Race Equality Standard
Gender Pay Gap Report
Equality Delivery System
The Equality Delivery System (EDS) was commissioned by the national Equality and Diversity Council in 2010 and launched in July 2011. It is a system that helps NHS organisations improve the services they provide for their local communities and provide better working environments, free of discrimination, for those who work in the NHS, while meeting the requirements of the Equality Act 2010. Implementation of the system is a requirement for both NHS commissioners and NHS providers. Organisations are encouraged to follow the implementation in accordance with the guidance available. Please see our latest summary report below.