Equality, diversity and inclusion are about recognising that we’re all different and have varying needs.
Age, disability, gender reassignment (including non-binary), marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation are some of the factors which can mean that people have different experiences or may face additional barriers and prejudice.
These are ‘protected characteristics’ under the Equality Act (2010). This means it is unlawful to treat someone less favourably because of any of these factors.
We’re committed to taking equality, diversity and inclusion into account in everything we do. This includes providing and transforming services, delivery of services, employing people, procuring goods and services, developing policies, communicating, and involving people in our work.
Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy outlines our strategic objectives for 2022 to 2025. It reflects not only our legal requirements but goes beyond that to reflect our commitment to promote the benefits of inclusion to deliver great services for the people we care, and to be a great place to work, by putting our people at the heart of everything we want to do.
You can read more about what we are doing by clicking on the links below:
Implementing the workforce race equality standard (WRES) is a requirement for NHS healthcare providers. It ensures employees from black and minority ethnic (BME) backgrounds have equal access to career opportunities and receive fair treatment in the workplace.
Gender pay gap report
Gender pay reporting legislation requires employers with 250 or more employees to publish statutory calculations every year showing how large the pay gap is between their male and female employees.