This means being able to access the services they need and receive the best care, irrespective of different characteristics or backgrounds, such as gender, race, disability, religion and sexual orientation.
This means placing great value on the rich diversity and creative potential that people with different backgrounds and abilities bring. Our culture values the contribution of every single person, and is one in which an individual's success depends on personal merit and performance.
Equality and diversity is an important part of our culture. The reports highlighted below hopefully demonstrate how we’re constantly striving to exceed standards.
To help us keep developing for the benefit of all our patients, visitors, staff and job applicants, we’ve collected and analysed equality information about our patient services and employment activities.
We’ve listened to patients, staff and staff side representatives, and used the equality information to develop our equality objectives.
The NHS Equality Delivery System 2 has been an opportunity to assess our performance of improving equality delivery for our patients and staff.
The NHS Workforce Race Equality Standard requires NHS organisations to demonstrate progress against a number of indicators of workforce equality. Our report and associated action plan are provided below.