We are committed to equality of opportunity as a service provider and major employer.
Equality and diversity are a part of everything we do. They are the golden thread that runs through our values. We want to deliver high quality and inclusive services for our patients, communities and workforce.
It is vital that we keep pace with the changing needs of local communities and ensure that in whatever we do, no one is treated unfairly or unlawfully discriminated against on the grounds of:
age, disability, gender, gender re-assignment, marriage, civil partnership, pregnancy, maternity, race, religion and belief, sexual orientation.
This list of protected characteristics describes modern society, communities, our patients and the people we work alongside. These protected characteristics are important as they form an important part of a person’s identity and enable us to understand the different needs of patients and staff.
Diversity is all around us, every day. Diversity is about recognising and valuing individual difference.
Our patients, service users, staff and communities are different in many ways. A lot of this is influenced by culture, personal values, life experience, traditions, customs, beliefs and identity.
For further information on equality and diversity please contact
Equality and diversity manager