Equality and Human Rights are about creating a fairer society in which everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their potential. Diversity is about recognising and valuing difference in its broadest sense. All public organisations including
The Trust recognises that everyone is different, and values the unique contribution that individual experiences, knowledge and skills make in delivering quality healthcare and becoming a model employer.
We aim to make sure our services respect your human rights, are fair and reflect local needs. Our staff and patients are all different. We want to make sure our services and employment practices respect, promote and celebrate these differences, be they in relation to age, disability, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.
To ensure that we not only meet the legal requirements but go further to make equality, diversity and Human rights integral in all of our decisions, we are implementing the Equality Delivery System (EDS) as agreed by the NHS Equality and Diversity Council (EDC) and the Department of Health. It is planned that the EDS will become part of the system architecture of the NHS and NHS commissioners and providers will be issued with a set of Equality Objectives and Outcomes, against which each NHS organisation will analyse and grade its performance, in collaboration with local interests.
To make sure we promote equality and human rights we will set up a number of events, write a yearly report on Equality and use a tool called Equality Impact Analysis (EQIA) to analyse, review services and policies to ensure there is no unjustifiable adverse impact on the people we look after.
Please click here to read our Equality Objectives.