Equality, diversity and inclusion is an important part of our culture. We always listen to our patients and staff to develop our equality objectives annually.

We also collect and analyse equality information about our patient services and employment activities. This helps us to develop for the benefit of all our patients, visitors, staff and job applicants.

NHS organisations can also assess their performance of improving equality delivery for patients and staff through the NHS Equality Delivery System.

Equality and diversity for patients

Equality, diversity and inclusion for patients ensures patients access the services they need. It also ensures they receive the best care, irrespective of any protected characteristics or backgrounds. This includes characteristics such as gender, race, disability, religion and sexual orientation.

The Christie works hard to ensure that all patients feel welcomed and included and can access a range of facilities.

We also collect and analyse equality information annually about our patient services. This helps us ensure we are continually developing for the benefit of all our patients and visitors.

Equality and diversity for staff

Equality, diversity and inclusion for our staff 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.

As an organisation, we are required to report on equality, diversity and inclusion workforce-related issues to ensure we treat all individuals fairly. To support our work, we have developed an equality, diversity and inclusion network for all members of staff.

We also collect and analyse equality information annually about our workforce. This helps us to ensure we are continually developing for the benefit of all our staff.

We report our gender pay gap every year. This is published on the national government portal.

In addition to reporting on the gender pay gap, the NHS Workforce Race Equality Standard requires NHS organisations to demonstrate progress against a number of indicators of workforce equality.