Equality and Diversity

On 6th April 2010 the Equality Act came into effect. This Act combined all duties on public bodies, originally found in a number of previous statutes, into one single duty. It also extended the application of the duties to new protected characteristics. Characteristics covered by the duty include:

  • Age
  • Sexual orientation
  • Gender reassignment
  • Sex
  • Pregnancy and maternity
  • Race
  • Religion or belief
  • Disabled people
  • Marriage and civil partnership

The Trust also has a Mutual Respect & Tolerance policy in place – this allows us to embrace the diversity of our community while also challenging any behaviour that is discriminatory or prejudicial.

Click here for our mutual respect and tolerance leaflet

Click here to download our Equality and Diversity Annual Report (January 2018)

  • Meeting our legal requirements

    The three aims of the public sector Equality Duty are to: eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation and any other conduct prohibited by the Act;…

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  • Our Equality and Diversity Groups

    Leadership is crucial to the success of the Single Equality Scheme. Therefore, the delivery framework for the scheme is supported by an Equality and Diversity…

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  • Patient equality

    The Trust treats all of its patients with the greatest of respect and personalised care, and does not discriminate on any grounds whatsoever. We actively…

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  • The Equality Delivery System and Equality Objectives

    In developing our Equality Objectives we undertook a thorough consultation, results of which are contained within our Equality Objectives April 2012 report. We recognise the ongoing nature…

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  • DisabledGo

    DisabledGo is an access hub that gives you information on areas across the Trust, such as opening times, accessible toilets and shop/restaurant locations, lift access, and…

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