Ensuring equality and valuing diversity is one of the Trust's core values. This means offering the right services regardless of people's age, gender, ability to speak English, religion, race, disability, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnership status or culture.
The need to eliminate discrimination, advance equality of opportunity and to ensure good relations between people regardless of their age, disability, gender reassignment, sex, sexual orientation, ability to speak English, marital or civil partnership status, race, religion, belief, or culture is enshrined as a statutory requirement under the Public Sector Equality Duty (2011).
The Trust is expected to publish sufficient information to demonstrate compliance by 31 January every year.
The Trust is committed to challenging prejudice and discrimination wherever this affects our service users and staff and making equality and diversity
integral to our organisational culture. We have adopted the NHS Equality Delivery System, a framework to help us continually improve our performance on equality.
The Trust also publishes Equality Analyses that have been undertaken on policy and service changes. They form part of our Policy on Development of Procedural Documents (see the Trust's Policies and Procedures page).
Equality Analyses are based on Equality and Human Rights Commission Guidelines for Public Sector Organisations. To find out more click here for the Equality and Human Rights Commission website.
Equality Analyses (EAs)